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SAO DATE: 12/2/57 



TROM : SA WILIRED GOODWIN #10 (3-12) 

subject: statement in NY World Tel*£ra» & Sun 
Re Direotor*s book "Masters of Deceit" 



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] Bureau, advised that eirlier 



this date Mr. CHARLEY MOORE had talked with Supr* O'ROURKE con- 
cerning a Book Review re Director's forthcoming book* 



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]said that it had been determined that the article 



was mot a book review but statemfcit and probably appeared in the 
NY World Telegram & Sun between 11/25 and 12/l/57 and requested that 
the papers for these dates be checked* 

He noted that HENRY HOLT Publishers had made a press release 
on 11/25/57 stating that the Director had completed work on the book 
an* it is to be published early in 1958. 

Supr* O'RCURKE adtised that the World Telegram & Sun for the 
week of 11/25/57 had been checked and no articles re Director 1 s book 
had been located* He said that on Page 19 , col* 8 of the 11/27/57 
edition of the Herald Tribune under theheading "Book Notices " had 
appeared a short notice concerning this book and Mr* MOORE, Rjtrean 
had been so advised* 



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At 8:30 PM I informed Mr* | ~\ t the above and- he requested 

that all NY newspapers for the week of 11/25/57 be. reviewed itor as 
artiole re this book* He said that the Bureau receives and reviews 
the daily and Sunday edtinns of the Herald Tribune, Dally News, Mirror 
and Journal-American and the Sunday editdnn of the Times*^^^***^^^//^* 



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I | Newspaper Clipper, advised that all ssbfc New York 

City Papers for the week of 11/25/57 had been checked fife/ information 
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Bureau, between 9 $30 and lOtOO J$l to advise if anything had been 
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SA MICHAEI> 'M. O'ROURKE 



subject: "MASTBRVoF DECEIT" 

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INFORMATION CONCERNING 



On 12/2/57* Supervisor CHARLES J400RE, Bureau, stated 
that there was reported to have been a book review in a recent 
issue of the New York "World Telegram" concerning captioned. 
He requested that an appropriate check be made to determine what 
issue of the "World Telegram" carried the review of ".Masters of 
Deceit". 



It was determined through [ 



] NYO news- 



paper clipper, that there was mention of a book by Director J. 
EDGAR HOOVER on page 19 of the 11/27/57 issue of the New York 
"Herald Tribune". 



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Section, advised that in the New York "Herald Tribune" of 11/27/57, 
page 19, column 8, under caption, "Book Notice", there was a sen- 
tence referring to J. EDGAR HOOVER'S account of Communism, a new 
book to be published by Holt early in 1958. 

Supervisor C. MOORE of the Bureau was telephonically 
advised of the above . He stated no confirmatory letter was 
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"MASTERS OF DECEIT' 5 

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The Director's new book entitled ''Masters o* i- aeit 1 ' \ 
published by Henry Holt and Company,. NYC, will, agpe^* on. 3/10/58/ 
The Bureau has advised that this book will be available to ' 
Bureau employees for the special discount price of. $2».i>5. The 
publisher's retail, price is $5.00, 

I am sure that many of «ur employees will want to 
purchase this book, You should canvass the personnel assigned 
t« your section to determine those who desire a copy. Orders 
for the book together with the purchase price •£ $2,95 should be 
submitted to the office of T.F. RING no later than 2/17/58 since 
the deadline on this special offer is 2/20/58. 

You may be interested to know that the Director has 
donated the, royalties, from this new book to the FBIRA. 



1-E.J. GALLANT, #1 

1-J.E.. FLAHERTY, #2- 

1-H.L. GILLESPIE, #2A 

L-W.C. MAUPAI. #3 

1-J.J. HILL, #4 

l-D*G. JENKINS, #5 

1-J.. HSRSINGTON, #5A ,. 

I -A.E. BRANDT, #6 

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I-T.J- BROWNFIEU) #8 
1-A.F. CROAX, #9 

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It is requested that. each, section collect the money 

for the books desired, by its personnel and forward this money 

together with the names of the subscribers no later than. 2/17/ 5&* 

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(B) "MASTERS OP DECEIT" * AVAILABILITY OP BOOK ON COMMUNISM — The * 
FBI Recreation Association will be handling all orders from Bureau 
personnel for the book, "Masters of Deceit," to be published by 
Henry Holt and Company, New York,, New York, on March 10, 1958, A 
rather complete review of the book appears in the February, 1958, 
issue of "The Investigator." 

The retail price of "Masters of Deceit" is $5.00; however, 
the book will be available to Bureau employees for the special 
discount price of $2.95* You should survey your office and advise 
the Bureau by February 20,. 1958, of the number of books to be sent 
to your office. All orders should* be submitted by routing slip 
marked "Attention, Crime Records Section" and should be accompanied 
by one check payabl e to the FBI R ecreation Association, c overing the 
ent lre" ora er. 

In order to facilitate the handling of orders,- one employee 
should be designated in each office or Section at the Seat of Govern?* 
ment to coordinate the orders. , All books mailed will be addressed 
to the SAC but should be distributed in the various offices by the " 
employee handling orders. The Bureau shoul d be notif ied if books 
ordered are not received within a few weeks! fffla fchat ttmgTggn Ve 
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y^AC, NEW YORK ($2-0) 

"MASTERS OF DECEIT'* " ' 
INFORMATION CONCERNING * 

ReBulet 1/24/58, entitled, »CF, USA - TOFLEVj IS-C" 
instructing NYO to contact the African Jewish league Against 
Consaunlsm, Inc. 9 220 W. 42nd Street, New York City, to secure 
pamphlets or material which would he use&il in the informant 
Development Program. 



On 2/14/58, Agents contacte d I ~ l o£ 

the above-mentioned organisation. I J sup^XleT the 

agents with some pamphlets, which will be forwarded to the 
Bureau b y separate letter* During the interview with RABBI 

I he showed the agent s a press copy of the Director^ 

bools, i *MrSIKRS OF DECEIT*" I I remarfred that the material 
furnished by him concerning Communism could twt compare with 
the quality of the material in the Director's book, especially 
the chapter dealing with Communism and the Jews . 

Above for information. 



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should b e ^»hm??f£S J™ Di ff ? tor s book ' optioned as above, 
£^X2a£h TZl h™Z d u* l S n £^$ h Parent for the number ordered 
™?Ji25 ?!? r 5 ?NQ by 2 / 1 V5 3 / a s these orders must be for- 
warded to the pureau by 8/20/58. ,w 

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gained therefrom will be donated bj the Director JotSeraiRA. 



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The following employees have ordered the Director's 
book, "Masters of Deceit" and have requested that it be 
autographed by the Director, if possible: 

EDWARD J, POWERS , SAC 

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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION CONCERNING 



At 5:32 P.M., 2/20/58, Mr. 

with respect to the above- captioned person, who 



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as written to 

the Director commenting on his book, "Masters of Deceit". The "-" 
letter carried return address of 170 East 64th Street, NY 20, NY*. 







Mr. 



I said the Bureau desired to know who this — 
woman is and with what firm she is connected, etc. He asked 
that we be very discreet in determining this information. 

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I thereafter spoke with Supervisor Michael M. O'Rourke, 
Liaison Sect ion, who subsequently furnished information which was 



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Records of the Credit Bureau of Great er NY, Inc., in 



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report, January, 1953, reflected 



a widow in her 



forties, resided in a walk-up apartment house at 120 West 183rd St., 
NYC. Since 1942, her business affiliation has been the CHURCH PEACE 
UNION, 170 East 64th Street. 



NYO indices were checked negatively on [ 



NY File 100-107770 was loca ted on CHURCH PEACE UNION, 



]was furnished the Bureau 



aka CHURCH PEACE GROUP. Mr. 

file number — 100-385618, and was informed this organization 
was established in 1914 by ANDREW CARNEGIE and is supported by 
endowment funds. The general aims of the organization Is educa- 
tion for world peace through justice and use of ch urches and all 
forms of organized religious faiths. Mr. stated he would 
review this file and no further action need be taken unless he 
called back. 



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DIRECTOR, FBI 3/3/58 

SAC, NEW YORK <80-8$2) 
"MASTERS OF DECEIT 11 

SA AUGUST J, MICEK of jbhls office baa on order tltrough 
the Bureau three c opies of this boo* for himself and one for each 
of two fgianda^-H gJ 1 white M ills, Pennsylvania, 

and Jlc..| I , Bronx, New York, 

both of whom have "been^knowrt to SA MICEK for m&ny years. Indices 
NYO checked on both, Nothing derogatory* 

Mr. I ~| haa been in the ins urance business for many 
years In yew York City, asso ciated with I . I 

I I Hew York City. The late l ~T 

I l of this company was a special Se rvice Contact or tnis 

office for a number of years. Mr. I I name has been sub- 
mitted as an SAC Contact) however, the Bureau advised he should 
be considered a source of information* 




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information or interest; to 



"~ I New York City^ He has furnished 
^ne NYO. 



Both, of these men are very friendly to the Bureau and 
great admirers of the Director. 

If possible, SA MICEK would appreciate the Director 
aut ographin g a copy of th e book to SA M ICEK, as well as one to 
Mp. | | and one to Mr. l I 



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subject: "MASTERS OF DECEIT 

At 12:45 p.m., 3/13/58, .M r. J~~ ___ _ lYal c 
Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, NYC, tel1lpnonT1ir^§?SC^^Koned 
this office and stated tie has just purchased the boott "Masters 
of Deceit" and he commented from excerpts read by him it appears 1 
to be a wonderful book. 

He stated he wanted to call to our attention the fact 
that there are a number of blank pages in the book and he 
cited specifically the following: 

Foreword pages vi and vii - are blank 

x and xi - are blank 

In the body of the story - 

pages 4 & 5, and 8 & 9 - are blank 

In Part II - pages 13 ; 16, 17, 20 and 21 - are blank. 

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stated that he did not want to relinquish 
the book at this time and pointed out there might have been some 
subversive intent in having blank pages in the -book. I told 
him I would check into the matter and he it quested he be advised 
this afternoon at the y§ le* f Club whether we desired the book. ji 









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STERS OF DECEIT" 
BY DIRECTOR J. EDGAR HOOVER 



At 11:30 a.m., 3/13/58, Inspector John j. McGuire 
of the Bureau telephonically advised that the Bureau was 
interested in sending a package of autograptjed-gpjyies of 

the Director's book to|~ "n and Mr.,| .had re- 

~~1at 55 West 54 
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quested that they be sent to I 
Street, NYC, telephone number TrTT^TOO/. 
that a ch eck of the telephone directory discloses that 
I l is located at 745 Fifth Avenue, PL 9-4260, which he 
believed was probably an old address. He requested that a 
telephone call be made to determine if 55 West 44 Street was 
the correct address. 







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The writer did make such telephone call and determined ; 
that 55 West 44 Street was the new address, and thereafter 
advised Mr. McGuire. 

Mr. McGuire also requested that a check be made to 
determine if I I who was formerly with "Newsweek" 

and is presently a free lance writer, Is still residing at 
50 East End Avenue, NYC, and if not, Mr. McGuire requested 
that h is presen t address be determined, if possible. Mr. McGuire 

' ] wrote a very complimentary article on the Director ' s 



stated 

book in the Kiwanis magazine. This inquiry is presently being 
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BY DIRECTOR J. EDGAR HOOVER 



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At 2: 05 p.m.y 3/13/5 8. Mr. WICK of the Bureau was 

advised tha t SAl | had determined from the~post y 

Office that I l haa a removal notice dated *t/2!>/5. 

and gave his new 

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Mr. Louta ib&l 

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Dear touts: 

One o? your rendera iiai iorwarded to me 
a copy of your column which appeared oa March 3, 1053, 
I certainly appreciate your kind remarka concerning 
"Masters of Deceit, * f and I am glad that you feel it 
deaerv ea the attention of your readers. Thank you bo 
much for tout kindness, 



With beat wishes, 



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DIRECTOR, FBI 3/31/58 

ATT: CRIME RECORDS 



SAC, NEW YORK 




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This bookshop has a very attractive display of 
the Director's book "Masters of Deceit? 1 , and colored photographs, 
which are forwarded herewith, were taken of this display by 

Supervisory Photographer (Still), GS-8, at 
h a speed graphic camera. I thought the Bi 



nignc xn coxor with a speed graphic camera. I thought the Bureau 
would be interested in seeing this attractive display of the 
Director's book* 

3hfc proprietor of the Carlton Bookshop, Inc., Is 



: ff*| I «»d he has advised that lie prepared this window 

display personally, and that he is very proud of the results. 



During this conversation Mr. I | said that he has never knowingly 



sold or displayed any Communist or pro-Communist books and that 
he has refused to handle books written by persons of known Communist 
sympathy; Me exhibited a summer, 1957 issue of "All American Books 11 b?c 
in which he is mentioned as a l>ook dealer who refused to handle 
Communist books. 



Mr. I |was very pleased that we desired to 

photograph lis window and offered his full cooperation. He indicated 
that he would be most appreciative if the Director would autograph 
a copy of the book for him* He would also like to receive an 
autographed photograph of the Director. He expressed his great 
admiration for both the Director and the Bureau, 



Mr. I I will furnish a copy of the book in the near 

future which will then be forwarded to the Bureau for the Director 1 s 
signature. 

A check of the New York Office indices fails to 
reveal any identifiable information yith either the Carlton Bookshop, 
Inc., or a Mr. 



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New York; New York 



DearMr* 



Mr, Edward J. "powers, Special Agent la 
ttw^ our Nw York omce, hw AowT^a^^ioto* 
gfjlA erf your excellent window display frAtarlngwlxSr 
•'Master^ DeceV*** I w*^ 
«*^ciate your import of the book. 

rf.-^ #«« *^ * to * J* ** 1 ? J** a** tofowaed' me of your 
£,7f*?? J?*l to ^ t( ? ^8 * ,, * W of "Masters of Deceit" for 

^return it to you under separate cover. 

^reeponMtoyourromieat Itaveautosraahed 
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Sincerely yours, 

J. Edgar Hoover 



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PILE (9*^0) DATEs 3/24/58 Jfj^ 

T . -JOHN BROWNFIELD, Supervisor #8 . EW. 2 

"NEW YORK WORLD TELEGRAM AND SUN" * JX' } 

FAVORABLE ARTICLE CONCERNING THE iZZIrj 2 
DIRECTOR OR THE BUREAU *»* 



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At 12:15 PM, 3/19/58, Supervisor STUKENBROEKER, Crime 
Records Section, Bureau, telephonically ^Informed the Director 

^-Howard 



of a letter from ROY HOWARD of th.e i M j3cripp 
In which publishes"the ''New York' World Tel' 



is in receipt 

Newspaper Chain which publishes the "New York World Telegram' , 
inTTnTcTTTeTEe'r 'Mr, HOWARD apologizes for the unfavorable book 
review on "Masters of Deceit" by LESLIE HANSiJOM which appeared 
in the 3/12/58 issue of the "New York WorEyTBTSgram and Sun". 
In this same letter Mr, HOWARD wrote, "Perhaps you have already 
seen another story which we also carried in the 'World Telegram 
and If so, I hope it will be something of a palliative," 

Mr, STUKENBROEKER stated the Bureau desires to acknow- 
ledge Mr, HOWARD'S letter but thus far they have been unable to 
identify the other article. It was requested that the NYO review 
the issues of the "New York World Telegram" back to 3A/58 in an 
effort to locate what was referred to by Mr. HOWARD* 




SA I ~] went to the morgue of the "New York 

World Telegram" and having in mind the article might be a news 
item, an editorial, a column or a book review, checked all of the 
issues of the "World Telegram" back to 3/4/58". 

Two Items were located which concerned the Director, the 
Bureau and "Masters of Deceit 1 '; 

1, One appeared in the 3/8/58 issue of the "New York 
World Telegram" on page 4 in column 4, and jfas-captioned, "FBI 
Chief Tells How to Find Reds", by ROGER STEWi&D, "World Telegram" 
staff writer. It was under a Washington, D.C., 3/8/58, dateline. 

2, The second item was in the 3/H/58 issue of the 
"World Telegram" on page 30, "Editorial Page", but was not an 
editorial. It was captioned, "Same judgment - Forty Years Later", 
by LYLE C. WILSON, UP staff writer. 

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During the afternoon of 3/19/58 Mr. STUKENBROEKER 1 S telcall 
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him. He indicated that he was of the opinion that the article 
appearing in the 3/B/58 issue was the one referred to by Mr. 
HOWARD and he requested that both articles be forwarded to him 
in the mall of 3/19/58. 

This was done.. 



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REMARKS OF THE HONORABLE 
L. MENDEL RIVERS, MEMBER OF THE HOUSE 
OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, 
IN THE "CONGRESSIONAL RECORD" OF 
FEBRUARY 27, 1958. 



Matters of Deceit 

EXTENSION OP REMARKS 
or 

HON. L. MENDEL RIVERS 

OF SOVTH CAROX.XNA 

XN THE HOXTSE OF EEPRESENTATXVES 

Thursday, February 27, 1958 

Mr. RIVERS. Mr. Speaker, I want to 
call the attention of my colleagues to a 
new book which is destined to leave a 
deep impact on the thinking of the 
American people. This book is Masters ' 
ofDecejULfcy J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
01 uie Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
to be- released on March 10. 1953, by 
Henry Holt & Co.. .of New York City. 

In t£is book. Mr. Hoover discusses 
communism, national and international 
X know of no man, either in governmental 
service or ih private life, who has a more 
thorough understanding of communism 
than Mr. Hoover. For 40 years he has 
followed, step by step, the rise of this 
atheistic conspiracy. The FBI has be- 
come a vigilant tower of watchfulness, 
protecting the -Nation against these ro- 
dents of Marxism-Leninism who would 
devour our institutions of free govern- 
ment. While many citizens slept, not 
recognizing the Communist danger, Mr. 
Hoover and his agency were working 
day and night to keep abreast of 4he 
party's nefarious activities. The Nation 
pwes a great debt of gratitude to the 
FBI. 

For this reason, in my opinion. 
Masters of Deceit is must reading for 
every patriotic citizen. All too often X 
have heard men and women say, *T wish 
I knew more about communism," or ask, 
"Where can I find truly authoritative in- 
formation about communism?" In this 
book, they ' now' have their answers. 
Masters of Deceit represents Mr. Hoov- 
er's opinions concerning communism, 
based on a lifetime of study. I know 
,of no book where this information is 
more understandably and simply set 
forth. 

Masters of Deceit opens with a discus- 
sioh of the origin of communism, first in 
its international aspects and then in the 
United States, We see how the Commu- 
nist Party, starting as a small, disorgan- 
ized band in 1919, slowly gained in 
strength, influence, and power. Then 
Mr. Hoover goes into two questions 
which intrigue every person: "Why do 
people Join the Communist Party?" and 
"Why do people leave the party?" The 
FBI Director sets forth a number of 
illustrative case examples which make 
these two chapters not only highly in- 
formative but .also interesting. 



One of the most valuable sections of 
the book is the discussion of the internal 
structure of the Communist Party; how 
the party is organized;, how its leaders 
and members live; how the party's edu- 
cational program operates; how Commu- 
nist man is fashioned through Commu- 
nist indoctrination, literature, and the 
party press. The reader can actually 
see the party in operation. This is one 
facet of the Communist movement which 
is little understood— Just how the party 
functions from within. 

Unfortunately, day after day we hear 
Communist propaganda, the fancy- ■ 
sounding promises of what the party 
plans to do for the Nation. Many 'un- 
suspecting citizens are hoodwinked Into 
believing that the party stands for 
American ideals. Mr. Hoover's discus- 
sion tells Just how, within the party 
apparatus, the recruit is slowly indoctri- 
nated in Marxism-Leninism and his alle- 
giance is transferred to a foreign power. 

Masters of Deceit tells also about the 
party's attack against non-Communist 
society through mass agitation, infiltra- 
tion and fronts. Here we clearly see the 
deceitful tactics employed by the Com- 
munists to hoodwink our citizens. 
Agaip Mr. Hoover cites case examples to 
show the techniques which the party day 
after day employs to advance its evil 
cause. 

The party attacVs our society not only 
through aboveground channels— but also 
underground. In a most illuminating 
chapter the FBI Director describes the 
party's underground structure. In re- 
cent years the underground has played 
an important role in Communist strat- 
egy, 1 hiding party fugitives, concealing 
its leaders and secreting confidential 
records. The reader can see the life of 
a member 'underground and "the de- 
mands on his day-to-day existence. 

Of special interest is the chapter on 
communism and religion. Here Mr. 
Hoover explains that communism is 
atheistic. Karl Marx bitterly de- 
nounced religion and all his followers, 
including Nikita Khrushchev, have con- 
tinued this assault. The chapter details 
how the party is attempting to infiltrate , 
churches in the United States and to in- 
fluence church men and women to sup- 
port the Communist cause. 

Not only is the Communist menace de- 
scribed and analyzed,, but Mr. Hoover 
. throughout the book tells what patriotic 
citizens can do to combat it. He calls 
for vigilance, a knowledge of the true 
aims of the party and a willingness of 
Americans to work together in suport of 
freedom. After reading this book the 
citizen can say: vHere is a book of 
merit— a book which has meaning to my 
everyday life?' 



Masters of Deceit is recommended 
reading for the Nation. The author de- 
liberately avoids sensationalism; the 
book, as Mr. Hoover states in the fore- 
word, Moes not pretend to disclose a 
body of material known exclusively to 
the FBI.* It does attempt to explain 
the background and menace of com- 
munism in simple and understandable 
language. Seldom does a book come 
from such a distinguished pen with such 
a jneaningf ul and timely message. In 
it we will find answers which will help 
us in our battle of survival with Soviet 
Russia. 



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REMARKS BY THE.HONORABLE 
STYLES BRIDGES, UNITED STATES SENATOR 
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, IN THE "CONGRESSIONAL 
RECORD" FOR MARCH 6. 1958. 



MASTERS OF DECEIT, BOOK BY J. 
1 EDGAR HOOVER ON THE COMMU- 
NIST IDEOLOGY AND APPARATUS 

Mr. BRIDGES, Mr. President. X take 
this opportunity to' invite the attention 
or the Senate to a new book which 'is en- 
titled "Masters of Deceit/' by, J. Edgar 
Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau 
of Investigation* 

This 357-page book gives a penetrat- 
ing analysis of the Communist ideology 
and apparatus. In plain, factual lan- 
guage, the author exposes the Commu- 
nist conspiracy for what it is. He vivid- 
ly describes the ungodly tactics and 
strategy which have been used to en- 
slave 40. percent of the earth's popula- 
tion. 

The fnf ormation which can be gained 
from this book will more than compen- 
sate for the^time which is devoted to its 
reading, it is most valuable because, in 
my Judgment* there is no man in Amer- 
ica more familiar with, and aware of, 
the Communist conspiracy than the 
author. 

When organized communism first ap- 
peared as a force 1 in this country, Mr. 
Hoover quickly recognized its insidious 
design, in the year 1919, he'wrote as 
follows about the Communist Party con- 
cepts: 

These doctrines threaten the happiness or 
the community, the safety of every individ- 
ual, and the continuance of every home ana 
fireside, Trtiey would destroy the peace of 
the country and thrust it into a condition, 
of anarchy and lawlessness and Immorality 
that passes imagination. 

Since that time, through his vigilance, 
the Communist Party in America has 
been under constant surveillance. Time 
and again tinder his leadership the FBI 
has been able . to create consternation 
among American Communists through 
public disclosures of their continuing 
conspiracy. It is noteworthy that from 
a peak American Communist member- 
ship of 80,000 in 1944, membership is 
now less than 25,000; While these fig- 
ures do not minimize the* danger, they 
do cause me to ponder what the mem- 



bership , would have been without the 
continuing vigilance of the Federal Bu- 
reau of Investigation under such superb 
leadership. 

Mr. Hoover has, during his lifetime, 
been given literally hundreds of awards 
in tribute to his exemplary setvice to 
our country. These range from a* 1936 
award from the Boys* Clubs of America 
in "recognition of his Services on behalf 
of the boyhood of America M .t0 the "Pres- 
ident's Award for Distinguished Federal 
Civilian. Service* bestowed > on .him by 
our President only z months ago. To 
these tributes, I simply add that in writ- 
ing Masters of ueceit, J. naigar Hoover 
has* again done a great service to the 
people of America. 



REMARKS BY THE HONORABLE 
HERMAN :E. , TABMADGE, UNITED STATES 
SENATOR OF GEORGIA, IN THE "CONGRESSIONAL 
RECORD" FOR MARCH 6. 1958. 



Hoover Book To Expose Communism 

EXTENSION OT. REMARKS 

, HON. HERMAN E. TALMADGE 

CI* GECHJtCU . 
IN TOE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES 

.Thursday, March $, 195$ 

, Mr/ TALMADGE. Mr. President; , on \ 
next Monday Henry Holt'& Co..' of New, 
York City, will release a 1 book; which is 
destined to be acclaimed as one of the 
finest and most authoritative works ever 
written on , the dangers of communism. 
It * is : Masters of Deceit ; by Hon; .J. 
Edgar ^Hoover, the distinguished . and 
respected Director of the Federal Bureau 
of investigation. a 

Masters of- Deceit is the first: book of 
-its kind to reveal the complete story of 
communism in America, and to expose, 
the - menace ? to this country and i the ; 
.American way of life posed by interna- 
tional communism. 

No American "is -better,: Qualified- to 
write such a book than is Mr/ Hoover 
and i it i should* be < required reading <for 
every American who is * proud \ of.* his 
heritage and 'concerned' about its pres- 
ervation. 

I ask unanimous consent,Mr/ Presi- 
dent, to have printed In the Appendix of 
the Recokd the review of Mr. Hoover's 
book* as contained in volume VII, No. 5, 
of the Firing Une/officia! publication of 
the, National^ Americanism Commission 
■ of the American Legion; 

There? being ho objection, the book 
review was ordered, to be printed in the' 
;Rtco*», as follows: 

Indianapolis, Ind* March 1/19$$. 
,mi »xsctosv«s or tkx communist tkuat 

IX AMUUCA 

In our Jlfe-and-death struggle against %h» 
worldwide Communist revolutionary move- 
ment, every American mutt be* constantly, 
alert to the dangers of this increasing men-* 
ace. < .To fully enable us to expose, isolate, 
and destroy the Communist enemy* it is im- 

. peratlve that we first have an accurate and 
complete understanding, of I this Soviet-di- 
rected conspiracy which Is unceasingly active 
In our , country. % Every citizen should read 

; and study FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's new 
book ° entitled' ."Masters of* Deceit* an ex-* 
haustlve report on the Communist Party In 
the United States* : Published by Henry Holt 



& Cc„ of New- York City; Masters of. Deceit 
will be available at your local bookstores' on 
March 10, 105S. for *5 a copy. 

Appropriately titled,' "Masters of Deceit* ' 
scholarly describe* the origination of com- 
. munism In the Soviet Cnion and Its subse- 
ouent 3 development " la - the " united 1 States. 
The book takes the reader behind the scene* 
of life In the Communist Party and fuUy ex- 
poses it% many conspiratorial activities on a 
day-to-day 'basis. * Masters of Deceit thor- 
fc oughiy discusses and reveals many important 
facets of this destructive international move- 
ment. Including such subjects as: Who Are 
the Communists? *' How the. Party Xs Organ- 
ized, Why Do. People Become Communists?, 
Why People Break With Communism; com- 
munist Discipline, Infiltration. Tbe Commu- 
nist Front, Communism and Minorities, How 
,the Underground Works*' and Espionage and* 
Sabotage. 

■, Masters of Deceit is completely documented 
by actual case histories which not only clari- 
fy i the * various * subjects > but 'maintain * a 
-continuous pattern of "absorbing reading.- 
The book contains many exceUent features, 
.including a valuable index/ appendixes, and 
bibliography of. major Communist classics. 
-.In fighting this powerful subversive force, the 
. author has recognized the importance of pro*: 
vldlng a glossary of over 40 terms frequently 
.used by, the Communists* „ Among the Com- 
*munist Jargon listed in his glossary,. Mr, 
Hoover has comprehensively defined the fol- 
lowing: bourgeoisie, capitalism, chauvinism, 
» class struggle, communism. 1 democracy, dem- 
ocratic centralism," dialectical materialism. 
* historic mission, Marxism-Leninism, party 
line, - proletariat, t * self-criticism* socialism, 
uunited.froat, and war. \ ,' . 

In "addition to being the fixst'book of its 
kind which authoritatively reveals the com- * 
:piet,e story of communism in America," Mas- 
ters of, Deceit carries a forceful message of* 
how the menace can be fought. Mr, Hoover's 
purpose has been to assemble, organize** and 
present basic/ everyday facts of communism r 
which will be of maximum help to the people 
of our country In* recognizing *nd fighting 
the enemy in our midst. ' Itoe author, who is ' 
, more Intimately familiar with the Commu- 
nut problem than any other American; has 
warned that our danger may lie in not recog- 
nizing the Communist threat until it is too 
late. , " ' 

t racing the communist challenge, Mr. Hoo- 
ver declared, "Never has there been a time 
.when we have so much need for one another. 
., • * •• If our Government is to* remain free, 
4t' needs, the help of every; patriotic 'man, 
.woman, and child." 



FROM THE "CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, "MONDAY, 
MARCH 10, 1958, REPORTING THE PROCEEDINGS 
OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 



'J.'EDOAR KOOVEK: GREAT CRIME 
FIGHTER, GREAT 'ANTI-COMMU- 
NIST BULWARK. A GREAT AMERI- 
CAN 

The, "SPEAKER pro tempore. Under 
previous order of the House, the gen- 
tleman from New York tMr. Kiawno) 
, is recognized for 60 minutes, 
'Mr. KEATING. -Mr. Speaker, the 
most Important book to be published 
this year appears officially today. It is 
Masters of Deceit ^nd its author is the 
eminent Director oH;he Federal Bureau 
of Investigation, J.Edgar Hoover. * 

This volume should be required ready- 
ing for every American. 

It tells the story of communism and 
its enorts to take over America. Mrv 
Hoover knows the Communists and their 
tactics as no other living American, and 
•it is 'fitting that * he has written this 
definitive work about their methods. 

Seldom in the history of a nation does 
a man command universal respect and 
admiration as does J. Edgar Hoover. 
Through personal courage, devotion to 
duty, deep dedication to religion, and 
inviolate integrity, he has become the 
ideal American, 

As a nation, and as individual^ we owe 
a deep debt of gratitude to Mr. Hoover 

for the service he is rendering in pro- 
tecting us from criminal and subversive 
elements. In the larger context, we owe 
a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Hoover 
for his indomitable faith in America and 
his unceasing dedication to the ideals 
which have made our Nation great. 

Mr. Hoover, is. of course, best known 
for his activities directly connected with 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He 
Joined the FBI in 1921 and was named 
director in 1924. in the 34 years he has 
held that post he has proved to be one 
of the greatest patriots of our entire 
history %s a nation. 

In many ways modem crime detec- 
tion as practiced in this country is due 
directly to the untiring efforts of Mr. 

Hoover, No deskman, he has person- 
ally directed many of the most impor- 
tant cases investigated by the FBI since 
he became Director. He has personally 
led raids against a number, of the most, 
dangerous of our criminal element* No, 
man can question, his courage and lead- 
ership abilities. * "i 

Some of Mr.- Hoover's most important 
contributions have been in the field of 
crime technology. Systematic' organi- 
zation of these techniques has been a 
potent force In combating the tentacles 
.of organized crime in America. Crime 
as big business has been dealt a telling 
blow through Mr. Hoover's efforts. 



' The FBI under his inspiring direction 
has given tremendous aid to local law- 
enforcement agencies. -Every advance 
achieved through the research under- 
taken in FBI laboratories has found its 
way "directly or indirectly into the.day- 
to-day operation of our localcrime- 
. fighting units. 

Of particular importance In this re- 
gard has been the establishment of a 
central clearinghouse for fingerprint 
files. From the start it has been Mr. 
Hoover's goal to bring toto being a com- 
plete fingerprintfile as an aid-to crim- 
inal, detection throughout the country. 
i Just how successful he has been may 
be Judged by the* fact that when the 
identification files were begun, there was 
a nucleus ©f 810 e 000 records* Today 
* these same files contain more than 148 
million fingerprint records, Tfris has 
been of immense help to, local law-en- 
forcement agencies otherwise at a seri- 
ous disadvantage In today's world of 
criminal mobility. Wherever the gang* 
*ter goes today, the FBI files keep tabs 
on him. 

! Nor are the advances in fingerprint 
identification by any means the only 
, significant^ advance. The deductions of 
Sherlock Holmes must take a back seat 
to the scientific laboratories that have 
come into being under, the zealous 
leadership of Mr. Hoover. The thou- 
sands of tourists who yearly visit these 
laboratories can attest to the extent .to 
which this, operation has: grown from 
the one small room of the early thirties. 
Lawbreakers, can likewise attest to its 
efficiency. Time after time, the so-raited 
perfect crime has bowed to the lock of 
hair, the scrap of thread, the bit of dust 
that FBI experts have traced to the 1 
criminal. In 1957. over 160.000 such 
examinations were undertaken on re- 
Quests received from throughout ■ the 
country. 

Led by Mr. Hoover, the standards for 
FBI agents have been made* the highest 
in the world. Exhaustive training in the 
FBI's. National Academy, Ahe West Point 
of law enforcement, has resulted in top- 
fiight law enforcement officials being 
placed throughout the Nation, Police 
training has become highly efficient and 
graduates of the Academy go out fully 
trained In all the up-to-the-minute 
tactics* of criminology. 

Our Nation owes Mr. Hoover a great 
debt of gratitude. Through his unselfish 
dedication to the cause of law and order. 
we have today in the FBI the world's 
most efficient, most modern organization 
to combat the ever-dangerous under- 
world of crime. His efforts more than 
those of any other, single individual are 
responsible for the fact. that, the crime* 



rate iri\^ .United States is allow, as 
it is. 

J. Edgar Hoover's activities- beyond the 
immediate- scope of, his FBI duties are 
legendary. His patient, understanding- 
and unceasing efforts to find solutions to 
the enigmas of Juvenile delinquency are 
recognized by all. He has worked with* 
out letup in behalf of programs of Amer- 
1 icianism and the teachings of the Amer- * 
lean ideals. * 

He has "been lay leader in promoting 
■ the religious revival now being expert* 
enced by this Nation. A deeply religious 
man himself, he has conveyed this "deep 
faith in God to many who have eosae In 
contact with him. 

There is a sense of kindliness and will- 
ingness to help his fellow human beings 
in Jthis man which few men possess. 
"These qualities combined with his 
well-known talents as our leading law en* 
. forcer, mark him as a giant among men. 

I am proud to claim Mr. Hoover as. a 
friend. I am proud to point to him as an 
ideal American, as one whom our youth 
should emulate, His 24-hour-a-day ef- 
forts for the good at his Nation merit 
, the approbation of each and every 
American. - 

And today, as for so many years in 
the past, he continues to lead the struggle 
against perhaps his most implacable foe. 
He stands, four-square, as the great 
American 'bulwark against , the greedy 
hordes of the international Communis* 
conspiracy. ' , 

One of Mr. Hoover's greatest services 
to his Nation has been his untiring work 
to alert the American people to the dan* 
, gers of communism. In the. book ap- 
' pearing today he has distilled the wisdom 
and thought of his 40 years' experience 
^studying this atheistic menace. , 

Mr. Hoover has done his Job well. 
Masters of Deceit Is a well-written book. 
excedingly clear, logically organized and * 
designed to give advice on how to com* 
bat the Communist evil. After reading 
it, X felt a great sense of relief that finally 
the American people had an authorita- 
tive, accurate^ and .painstakingly, fair 
analysis of the greatest challenge which 
faces America today. ' < 

Mr. Hoover has watched the,rise*of- 
communism in the United States since * 
his first days with the Department of 
Justice In 1917. He saw that commu* 
nism was an enemy of freedom and that 
M exponents wanted to destroy the Gov- 
ernment of th*t Nation. 

From the very beginning this znan*of 
, vision was not deceived by the sly tactics 
and evasive antics of the international 
Communist conspiracy. He pegged the 
Communists for what they are— traitors 
to America. 



Over the years he has ierut&aSfcS every 
,zig»and zag of the comrades. He has, 
observed them whirl above ground and 
burrow xinderground. \ 

All too often he has seen citizens fooled 
by clever Communist propaganda. The 
rise of Communist fronts, the -infiltra- 
tion of non-Communist organizations, 
the crescendo of party agitation— all 
these are evidences of the inroads the 
Reds have made Ui our national life. , 

Even during World War II. when all 
too many Americans were lulled into a 
position of trusting the Communists, Mr, 
Hoover warned against the machinations 
of } the Soviet fifth column. His voice 
many times seemed almost solitary, but 
his efforts to warn us never flagged* 

Through the > years he has kept his 
eyes fixed on the truth— on the need of 
fighting this enemy. To a large extent 
the leadership of Mr. Hoover was respon- 
sible for alerting the American, people 
to .the menace of communism. 

Now these years of experience have 
been framed in words. They have been 
put on paper with a firm and knowing 
hand. 

It should be emphasized that Masters 
of Deceit is not an expose-type book. It 
is not full of names, bizarre situations, 
or sensationalism. It is a sober* 
thought-provoking study of Communist 
techniques, tactics, and modes of opera- * 
tion. The reader, can learn just what 
the party is trying to do and how it pro- 
posed to accomplish its goals. He- can 
see Inside a party club, witness its leaders 
In action, and observe how a party front 
is formed. 

The book, in general, can 'be sum- 
marized under, five headings. . 

First. History of communism; The 
first five chapters discuss the history of 
.international and national communism. 
There are interesting sketches of the 
Big Four of communism— Marx. Engels, 
Lenin, and Stalin— and their eontribu- 
tions to the development of modern-day 
communism. 

To many people. Communist theory is 
ajnaze of confusion. Party expressions 
such as dictatorship of the proletariat 
or class struggle are meaningless gib* 
berlsh. Mr* Hoover cuts through Com- 
munist verbiage and sets forth clearly 
the premises of Marxism-Leninism. 

Second. Development of the party 
structure: In, this section Mr. Hoover 
tells how the Communist member is 
molded until he becomes a fanatical de- 
votee of revolution. 
, The great majority of Americans have 
no way of learning about what goes on 
Inside the party. Masters of Deceit gives 
a first-hand account of the party's edu- 
cational program, literature and press 
outlets and disciplinary machinery. 
, The' terrifying thing is that the de- 
velopment of ' Communiit * man is oc- 
curring right here in America— under 
our very eyes. We must realize that the 
party structure is a vast machine shop 
for the creation of party members. 



■ Third. IHe Communist attack against 
cur society; TO create the party member 
is not enough, Mr. Hoover points out. 
The member must be mobilized for at- 
tack against democratic society. In 
Jthree excellent chapters we see the party 
on the attack through mass agitation, 
infiltration and fronts. The Com- 
munist is no longer a shadowy figure, 
seldom seen, ,He Is knocking at doors. 
standing on street corners, and making 
speeches. He is contacting loyal Ameri- 
cans—always hoping to* hoodwink them 
into supporting party objectives. 

These chapters are . not only exciting 
but informative reading. Thev sound 
the alarm so that all can hear. Citizens 
can learn here how they can avoid being 
swindled by the Communists. \ 

Fourth, The Communist underground 
structure: At all times. Masters of Deceit 
makes clear, the party maintains an un- 
derground structure— to carry on activi- 
ties whch cannot be pursued in the open. 
A chapter on espionage shows the rela- 
tion of Soviet espionage to the Party. 
Here is a vital danger point to our se- 
curity. Russia Is/Interested in ail our 
vital secrets and U working through 
well-trained spy networks to steal vital 
information. Every citizen, Mr. Hoover 
emphasizes, can do his role in prevent- 
ing these Soviet aims. 

*1fth« Democracy's answer: ^In the 
concluding section, ip chapters on com- 
munism and religion and America's role 
In fighting communism. Mr. Hoover sets 
forth what we might call democracy's 
answer. The chapter on religion, in 
my opinion, is one of the finest exposi- 
tions '(fa this subject -that I have ever 
read, Mr* Hoover points out that com- 
munism, from Its earliest origins, was 
, atheistic. Karl "Marx, was an atheist. 
He denounced religion. All party lead- 
ers since Marx, including today's leaders, 
have also opposed religion/ Masters of 
Deceit tells also how the party $^1rs to 
infiltrate* church groups in the hope of 
subverting them for, party purposes. 

M r. Speaker. Masters of Deceit is must 
reading for every American* I would 
hope that our schools and colleges will 
*make extensive use of it in appropriate 
courses. There is no better way to learn 
about this threat than by a study of this 
volume. Let us never forget; Fore- 
warned is forearmed. 

Here is a recipe for survival in the 
cold war* Here Is a guidebook of demo- 
cratic strategy against an atheistic dic- 
tatorship, 

These are not maxims laid down by a 

* dreamer or a" bystander. They come 

from the pen of a man who has sprat a 

lifetime in ferreting out the minions of 

Moscow. 

" Mr. , Hoover knows what communism 
is. "He knows the terrible future' which 
wodld face this country if communism 
were ever successful here. 

Masters of Deceit 1$ his attempt to give 
his fellow citizens the information he 
possesses. That is why we must learn— 
learn before It is too late. 



I can think of no finer tribute to the 
distinguished author of this book than 
that every Member of Congress could 
stand up and say he had read it. 

Mr. Speaker, Masters of Deceit repre- 
sents another milestone in the career of 
dedicated service of J. Edgar Hoover. 

It marks another contribution for the 
good of his beloved Nation by a man 
whom many ^f us consider one of the 
great Americans of all time. 

Mr. DORN of New York, Mr. Speaker, 
will the gentleman yield? 

Mr, KEATING. I yield. 

Mr. DORN of New York, I did not 
Interrupt the gentleman when he was 
talking about communism and the nee* 
essity of fighting communism, but I 
wonder if the gentleman had read the 
review of this book in t£e New, York 
Times and Herald Tribune. 

Mr. KEATING. I glanced at them* 
yes. I did not read them in full but set 
them aside to read later. 

Mr. DORN of New York. The review 
in the Times went on to say they did 
not believe there was any real menace 
as far as communism was concerned to- 
day. Would the gentleman agree with 
that statement? 

Mr. KEATING. I do not agree with 
that statement. 

Mr. DORN of New York. Did Mr. 
Hoover in his book agree with that? 
( Mr. KEATING. No; he did not agree 
with any such statement. He did not 
create any such impression as that I 
. would not want to be unduly critical of 
the review without having read it care- 
fully, but I certainly do hot agree with 
that statement, nor, I am sure, does Mr. 
poover/ 

Mr, DORN of New York. I want to 
congratulate the , gentleman on his re- 
marks with reference to the bock and 
Join with him in praise of it. It is well 
written and well deserving of the atten- 
tion of all the people of the United States 
of America. 

Mr. KEATING. ^1 thank the gentle- 
man. 

, Mr. JENSEN, Mr. ' Speaker, will the 
gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. , I yield. 

Mr. JENSEN. I want to Join the dis- 
tinguished gentleman in everything he 
has said about this great mani J. Edgar 
Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau 
of investigation* Mr, Hoover has long 
been a model,, an Ideal, for .'American 
youth. When I talk to young boys and 
girls in, my district about Washington, 
D. C, it Is not long until they ask, M Do 
you know J. Edgar Hoover personally?" 
I am always proud to say, "Yes, I know 
him personally." and the praise they 
shower on Mr. Hoover is always a delight 
and a real inspiration to me, for then I 
haye no fear for their future. The Hon- 
orable J. Edgar Hoover will go down in 
history as one of the greatest men who , 
has .walked on the blessed soil of the 
United States of America. I know his 
heartbeat as you my colleagues know 
and as ^every good patriotic American 
does, and his devotion to duty. >He is 



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held In the highest esteem by every good 
American, regardless of their avocation. 
We are Indeed fortunate In this blessed 
• land of ours that God Almighty sent this 
man our way. I am grateful and proud 
In the fact that J. Edgar sent to me his 
book, Masters of Deceit, autographed by 
his own hand. 

* Mr. KEATING. I agree with the gen- 
tleman, and I thank him for his remarks. 

Mr. DOOLEY. Mr. Speaker, will the 
gentleman yield? , ■ . 

. Mr. KEATING. I yield to the gentie- 
manf rom New York. 

Mr. DOOLEY. I rise to commend the * 
distinguished gentleman from New York 
for his very penetrating delineation of 
the character of J. Edgar Hoover which 
is known to all of us, and to the quality of 
his leadership, I think that J, Edgar 
Hoover has rendered a gTeat service to 
the public in writing this book. Masters 
of Deceit. It is a warning to us and a 
\try valuable document. 

,1 would like to associate myself with 
the statements of the distinguished gen- 
tleman. 

Edgar Hoover has been a bulwark of 
strength against the evil forces of com- 
munism for more than half of his own 
'life. Since the twenties he has served 
- faithfully and well in a constant effort to 
counteract the persistent and penetra- 
ting forces of subversion. 

His book. Masters of Deceit, might well 
' be made required reading for high school 
and a college students everywhere. It 
outlines with clarity the methods of chi- 
canery and base deceit used by Commu- 
nists against their fellow workers who 
have seen the light and endeavored to re- 
form. 

<Mr. DOOLEY asked and was given 
permission to revise and* extend his re- 
marks,) 

Mr, KEATING. I thank the gentle- 
man. ■' 

Mr.PELLY. «Mr- Speaker, will the gen- 
tleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING; X yield. 

Mr. PEXXY. X . think the gentleman 
from New York has done a great service 
in calling our attention to this publica- 
tion- X know that the gentleman from 
New York has considerable knowledge of . 
the platters which are in that book 
through his position as ranking member 
of the Committee on the Judiciary. i 

X wonder if the gentleman from New 
York will agree with me that it is very 
fitting in this time that the American 
people have such a high esteem of the 
■ Director of the FBI and the organization 
which he heads. 

Mr. KEATING. X think that the high 
esteem* of the American people 1$ very 
important to the performance of. his- 
task in the dedicated way in which he has 
performed it, and X know that he would 
be the first to say that he could only 
have done what he has don^because he 
has so universally enjoyed the under- 
standing and backing of the people of 
the country. 

Mr. PEMiY, X wonder if the gentle- 
man would not also agree that it is 



equally unfortunate that the citizens of 
this country do not have a full knowledge 
of communism and the wfcy^ in which the 
Communists works and that, therefore, 
this book is must > reading for' every 
.American, , 

.Mr. KEATING. I think no one. after 

reading this book, could have much 

' doubt about tho situation in this country* 

Mrs- ST. GEORGEL Mr. Speaker, will 
the gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. X yield to the gentle- , 
woman from New York. 

Mrs. ST, GEORGE, . I also would like* 
to Join my colleagues in commending the 
gentleman from New York on having 
brought to our attention this splendid 
book, Masters of Deceit. I am sure that 
all of us who have heard the gentleman 
today will feel inspired to go out and get 
this book. 

I also hope that the book will be cir- 
culated among the youth of this country. 
That is another thought the gentleman 
has brought out, and X think it is most 
important- Just as Mr. Hoover is, the 
ideal of every youth, so they should in- 
form themselves of what hehas really got 
to say by reading. this book. 

X want again to tell the gentleman how 
deeply I appreciate his having brought 
it not only to our attention but also to 
the attention of the Nation. 

■ Mr. KEATING. X thank the gentle- 
woman f rdm New York. ** . 

Mr, SMITH of Calif ornia. Mr. Speak- 
er, vdll the gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. x yield to the gentle- 
< man from California. 

Mr. SMITH of Calif ornia. Mr.Speak- 
, er, it is especially gratifying to me that 
the gentleman from New York has asked 
for this time in order to acquaint us with 
this book by Mr." J. Edgar Hoover. Direc- 
tor, of the Federal Bureau of Investiga- 
tion. 

It is gratifying to me because for seven 
, years I served as an agent of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. X shall be for- 
ever grateful to Mr. Hoover for having 
had the opportunity to work under and 
serve with him. 

X think Mr. Hoover is the greatest, 
most dedicated public servant we have 
in the United States Government today* 
For over 30 years he has been the Direc- 
tor of the Bureau and he is most qualified 
to present this book to us on the Com- 
munist Party.-for back in 1919, 1 believe 
it was March 2 to e of 4919, the Com- 
munist Party held the Third Internation- 
ale, the world, congress in. which the 
present f om of the Communist Party was 
set out. It was in 1919 that Mr. Hoover 
, as then a Special Assistant to the At- 
torney General wrote the first legal brief 
on. the Communist Party. Since 'that 
time he has been completely familiar 
i with the Communist Party and its activ- 
ities, and in this book he shows us how 
it works, what it means to us, and tells 
every American what he or she can do in 
order to fight this terrible menace which 
is still a threat to us and intent on 
attacking us today. 

So I want to Join the gentleman in his 
remarks and am very proud indeed to be 



associated with the gentleman from New 
York in his remarks. X appreciate the 
opportunity to say a few words in behalf 
of this great American, J. Edgar Hoover. 

Mr. KEATING. X particularly appre- 
ciate the remarks of the gentleman from 
California because he is peculiarly well 
equipped to speak of the accomplish- 
ments of Mr. Hoover and the value of his 
book because of his years of able and* 
conscientious service In the FBI. 

Mr.McCORMACK. Mr. Speaker, will * 
the gentleman yield? 

Mr, KEATING^ X yield to the distin- 
guished majority leader. 

Mr. , McCORMACK. X am. sure my 
good friend, J. Edgar Hoover, would not 

want this to be a Republican monopoly 
by any means, because -the esteem 'for 
J. Edgar Hoover exists in the minds of 
all persons as Americans without xegfcrd 
to political party. 
It w*s my pleasure to first meet J. 
' Edgar Hoover shortly after .1 was first 
elected to this body in December of 1928. 
X found him to be the type of man who 
made a, profound impression upon me. 
He was an American imbuedwith the 
spirit and the depth of American life and 
tradition/ ' 

X remember well his vigorous de- 
nouncement of the unfortunate cam- 
paign of 1928 when the religious* issue 
was injected into that campaign, fcty 
admiration for him w^s so strong that 
in 1933, then a comparatively new Mem- 
ber of the House, X urged his reappoint- 
ment by President Franklin D, Roose- 
velt. An older Member, one, of the 
grandest men X ever served with, my late 
friend. Buck Oliver, of Alabama, .who 
was a very prominent member of the 
Committee on Appropriations and chair- 
man of the subcommittee that" the Bu- 
reau of Investigation appropriation 
came before, was deeply impressed,' as X 
was, with J.:Ejigar Hoover to his ap- 
pearance before the subcommittee.' He 
and X on three occasions went to the late 
li'ranklin D. Rosevelt and urged his re- 
appointment and also to the then Attor- 
ney General. Homer Cummings. Frank- 
lin Roosevelt told us at that time that if 
Homer Cummings sent his name over to 
him he would' reappoint Mr, Hoover. 
We went. to Homer Cummings and there 

.was perfect teamwork. Throughout the 
years the relationship between J. Edgar 
Hoover and myself has been very close. 
X might say also that I 1 know some? 
thing about communism when it was un- 
popular to attack communism. X know 

, something about communism- because X 
was chairman of a special committee in 
1934 that investigated communism when 
everybody thought that myself and other 
members -of <he committee were Just 
seeking the headlines. X suggest that 
the gentleman read the report of that 
special ' committee made in * February 
1935, the kind of a report that you would 

\ expected to be made today or tomorrow. 
We found it to be an international con- 
spiracy at that time. We made certain 
recommendations. The Smith Act came 
out of my special committee- "X intro- 
duced a bill but X could not get a hear- 



i'ng for 4 or 5 years because it was 
claimed by some that it violated States 
rights. X also introduced the Foreign 
Agents Registration Act which my spe- 
cial committee recommended. That be* 
came law. There was also the power 
given the Army, Navy, and Air Force to 
control Communist activities in ,Army 
camps and in Navy installations. That 
all came out of the special committee of 
which I was chairman. 

Tfce one man who fought shoulder to 
shoulder with me against the power of 
propaganda, and it is powerful when 
used, was Mr. J, Edgar Hoover. He knew 
communism. I have read his book. He 
conferred the honor of sending me an 
autographed copy of his book. It is one 
of the greatest contributions to Ameri- 
can literature and to American contem- 
porary history, I thoroughly agree with 

my friend, the gentleman "from New 
York, that it should be must reading for 
everyone. 

Everything that has bttn said about 
J. Edgar Hoover I subscribe to. I could 
go further if it were possible to do so by 
any words X might be capable of express- 
ing. He has been a citadel of American- 
ism. 

May I say that it has not been so many 
years ago when certain types of col- 
umnists used to attack him. land some 
others would take the floor and defend 
him, showing that J. Edgar Hoover had 
friends who were willing to fight lor 
him. X remember on several occasions 
of concentrated attacks being made on 
him and we would take the floor to break 
up the attack. Tfcose were, the days 
when they were leveling off, on some of 
vs here. 

There were some of us who 30 years 
ago had to fight for him in those days 
because of the powerful enemies who 
were trying to destroy him through the 
use of the smear and through the use of 
the innuendo. It is weii that we pay trib- 
ute to him today, because J. Edgar 
Hoover, in my opinion, is one of the 
great living Americans of his day and 
age. 

Mr. KEATING. I thank the gentle- 
man from Massachusetts for his elo- 
quent words. 

Mr. ROBSION of Kentucky. Mr. 
Speaker, will the gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATINO, I yield to the gentle- 
man from Kentucky, 

Mr. ROBSION of Kentucky. Mr. 
Speaker, in the more than 30 years that 
X have had the opportunity to personally 
team of the great services rendered to 
the Uhited States by J. Edgar Hoover. X 
know of no one during this period who 
has rendered greater and more effective 
service to his country than he *has. It is 
a'priviiege and a pleasure for me to join 
the gentleman from New York in this 
tribute to a great American, J. Edgar 
Hoover. 

Mr. KEATING. I thank the gentle- 
man. 

Mrs. ROGERS of Massachusetts. s Mr. 
Speaker, win the gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. I yield to the gentle- 
woman from Massachusetts. 



Mrs. ROGERS of M%$sachusetts. Mr. 
Speaker, I am 'delighted that this sub- 
ject has been brought to the attention 
of the House. I will say to the gentleman 
from New York* It is only one of the 
many fine things that he brings to our 
attention, I think those of us who were 
fighting communism in the early days 
and who were attacked and smeared, 
and still are attacked and smeared, have 
a special appreciation for what he has 
done. J. Edgar Hoover is admired and 
beloved not only in this, country; he is 
admired and beloved in other 'countries 
in the world, in Latin America and in 
Europe, for the great work that he has 
done. I would like to pay tribute to his 
humanitarian ideals. He has helped me 
in my district in meeting some very seri- 
ous problems * where, strictly speaking, 
the- FBI could not take over, but they 
could give advice. They gave me advice 
that enabled me, I think, to save the 
lives of some people, and also enabled 
other people in the State to go ahead, 

J. Edgar Hoover is a very great man. I 
pay my tribute to him and I also pay 
tribute to the gentleman. 

Mr. KEATING. X thank the gentle* 
woman. ' 

Mr. CANFIELD. Mr. Speaker, will 
the gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. X yield to the gentle- 
man from New Jersey. 

Mr. CANFIELD. Mr. Speaker, X have 
a profound regard for «7. Edgar Hoover 
and all he means to our American way 
of life. X also have profound regard for 
the distinguished gentleman from New 
-York tMr. Keating! and for the distin- 
guished majority leader CMr. McCor- 
mackj for ail that they have done to 
promote legislation inspired by Mr. 
Hoover. No one can say that J. Edgar 
Hoover is partisan. His history negates 
the very thought. With him and the 
FBI we in the Congress of the United 
States backed by patriotic citizens 
everywhere are going to defeat com- 
munism In this country not by working , 
as Democrats, not by working as Re- 
publicans, but working together as Re- 
publicans and Democrats. 

Now, reference has been made, Mr. 
Speaker, to an article that appeared in 
the New York Times. May X read Just 
briefly two paragraphs from yesterday's 
New York Herald Tribune book review 
by Harry w, eaehr, who is an editorial 
! writer on that great newspaper. Dis- 
cussing .this new book by Mr. Hoover 
entitled ''Masters of Deceit/' Mr. Baehr 
said: 

This is a'praetleal manual of the commu- 
nist conspiracy ana how to fight It. prepared 
by a sane, dedicated and experienced public 
offlcial. J. Edgar Hoover is primarily re- 
sponsible for the development of an organ- 
ization— -the Federal Bureau ox. Xnvestlga- 
1 tton— which represents what Is probably the 
pest possible 'answer, within th* fr ameworiE 
of American Institutions, to the problem of 
subversion* He has access to a vast amount 
- of detaUed information about the wordings 
of communism: he does not indulge in wlsh- 
ivl thinking about the failure ot the Com- 
munist Partv m the United States, but 



neither does he vent panic-stricken cries for 
a vjgUante-type response to the continuing 
threat. 

How is the Communist attack, in Its pro- 
tean forms, to be repelled? Mr. Hoover 
urges that the nxst and most important task 
of the citizen is to make sure that we do not 
permit the Commuhlsts to fool us into be- 
coming innocent victims— to be able to rec- 
ognize the falsity of Eed claims and the 
techniques of Ked penetration. Given that 
knowledge. It Is possible— ^nd essentials- to 
resist infiltration into unions, civic, frater- 
napand social organizations. And against 
illegal subversive activity the citizen should. 
if information on the subject comes his way, 
cooperate with the FBI. "Stick to the 
facts," Mr, /Hoover urges, 'The FBI is not 
interested in rumor or idle gossip." He 
warns against smears, character assassina- 
tion, and the scattering of irresponsible 
charges — but hard facts, even when they 
appear trivial, can be of great importance 
in the hands of trained and responsible 
investigators, 

M$y X say to my friend, the gentleman 
from New York tMr. KrAriNcJ, that X 
have not yet read Masters of I>ecelt hut, 
like him, X agree that it is must reading 
for every Member of Congress and for 
freedom-loving people who can obtain 
the book. Liet us be about it. 

(Mr. CANFEELD asked and was given 
permission to revise and extend his 
remarks.) 

Mr. DIXON. Mr. Speaker, will the 
gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. I yield to the gentle- 
man from Utah. 

Mr. DIXON. Mr. Speaker, it is most 
appropriate and fitting for the gentle- 
man from New York, my colleague. Mr. 
Kiatxnc, and my colleagues on both sides 
of the aisle, to pay tribute to thte great 
American patriot, J. Edgar Hoover, and 
to his monumental work. Masters of De- 
ceit. This book will leave a lasting im- 
pression upon America and help to mold 
the American mind. X believe that we 
can learn to survive. A work of this kixid 
is a tool in helping us to learn to sur- 
vive. J. Edgar Hoover calls this his 
-primer of communism. Xt is exactly 
that. I hope it becomes a textbook. 

It ts written in language that is under- 
standable to everyone. It reduces the 
menace of communism to its simplest 
terms so all can understand and see its 
insidiousness. 

Xt is very important to do something 
about communism, so one chapter, 
chapter 22, is devoted to "What the Aver- 
age Person Can Do To Combat Com- 
munism a M One warning is that everyone 
should be able to spot the Communist 
front, so as to recognize it when he sees 
it operating. 

Mr. Hoover also makes an appeal to 
report to the FBI all information be- 
lieved to be in the best interest of the 
American cause. He thinks, and says, 
that the American people have 'not 
only a right but an obligation to protect 
their institutions and freedom against 
atheistic communism. . 

The book traces the Community Party 
from the days of Lenin and Stalin to the 
present as it operates in the United 



States and tells why people become 
Communists, 

The lessons found In Masters of 
Deceit are lessons which all Americans 
must learn. We must learn to survive- 
J. Edgar Hoover's name will go down in 
history as a great American patriot and 
a defender of freedom wherever it is 
found. 

Mr. KEATING. I thank the gentle- 
man from Utah. 

Mr. MICHEL. Mr. Speaker, will the 
gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. I yield to the gentle- 
man from Illinois. 

Mr. MICHEI/. Mr.. Speaker, over this 
past weekend! had occasion to read 
about 150 pages of Mr. Hoover's new 
book. Masters of Deceit, and found • it 
very absorbing reading. As a matter of 
fact, it will have a lasting place on my 
library shelf and will be "must" reading 
for; my children. I certainly want to 
commend the gentleman from New York 
IMr. KwtxncI for bringing it to the at- 
tention of the House and to all of the 
American people as he has so ably done 
on a number of other occasions when- 
ever there was something of real im- 
portance that needed to be brought to 
the attention of the people. 

Mr. KEATING. Mr. Speaker, I thank 
the gentleman for those kind remarks. 

1 Mr. NIMTZ. Mr. Speaker, will the 
gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. I yield to the gentle- 
man from Indiana. 

Mr. NIMTZ. Mr. Speaker, I commend ■ 
the gentleman from New York, my dis- 
tinguished colleague on the Committee 
on the Judiciary, who, is so well. ac- 
quainted with and well versed in matters 
of justice and its administration, for 
bringing to the attention of Members of 
the House this new powerful and monu- 
mental work entitled "Masters of De- 

J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Fed- 
eral Bureau of Investigation has by his 
leadership of the FBI,' his persona* in- 
tegrity and his cooperation with the law- 
enforcement officials throughout^ the 
United States, exemplified the highest 
ideals of a law-enforcement adminis- 
trator. 

" In the 33 years' the Honorable J. 
Edgar Hoover has been Director of the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation he has 
contributed immeasurably to raising the 
standards and promoting the growth of, 
and obtaining public support and respect 
for. law enforcement through the provi- 
sion of training, laboratory. Identifica- 
tion, and administration of the uniform- 
crime-reporting program. He has con- 
tinued his efforts in opposition to the 
nationalisation of the police forces of. 
America, and has greatly strengthened - 
law enforcement at all levels of govern- 
ment. , • 

As has been stated by the gentleman, 
from California IMr/SMXXH), the field 
in which Mr. Hoover now writes is not 
a new one to him. He is well Qualified 
to speak and write about the influence, 
evils and dangers, of communism. As 



has been said here today by many, I also 
hope that all Americans, particularly the 
youth of this country, will read this 
book. Masters of Deceit. Because -Mr. 
Hoover is an < ideal and an example to 
our youth, his- words should and will 
have force and influence with them. 

Mr/ Speaker. J. Edgar Hoover is truly 
one of the great men of our times. No 
one in the history vf this or any other 
country has contributed so much to the 
safety and security of property and hu- 
man iif e as has Mr. Hoover and the effi- 
cient organization he has constructed 
. and so ably directed. This work. "Mas- 
ters of Deceit, adds to Mr- Hoover's 
already great contributions to the secu- 
rity of our country and 'the American 
way of life by acquainting us with and 
warning us' about the dangers of com- 
munism. 

Mr. KEATING. I thank the gentle- 
man. In addition to what the gentle- 
man said, and I should have emphasized 
it more in my remarks, Mr. Hoover has 
• built around himself a remarkable staff, 
'so well exemplified by the gentleman 
from California, a former member of it, 
a group as dedicated as he is. He has 
been able to inculcate that feeling into 
them- He would be the first to say, I 
am sure, that he could not have done his 
task without that kind of staff. 

Mr. LOSER. Mr. Speaker, will the 
gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. I yield to the gentle- 
man from Tennessee. 

Mr,. LOSER. I want to Join with the 
distinguished gentleman from New York 
IMs. 'Keating J and the other Members 
of the House on both sides of the. aisle, 
in paying tribute to that great American, 
Mr. J. Edgar Hoover. For more than a 
quarter of a century I was privileged to 
call upon him. I was a public prose- 
cutor in>my community for more than 
55 years, and down through the years 
I have seen that agency or our Federal 
Government grow into the greatest police . 
organization en 'the face of the earth* 
It is directly attributable to the skill, the 
knowledge, the energy*and the integrity 
©f that great American who has brought 
;that police organization to the front in 
ihe history of civilisation, in my Judg- 
ment. 

I have called upon him down through 
the years, for technical advice, . finger- 
printing, ballistics, and identification ©* 
all types of material that might be used 
in the prosecution of a criminal case. 
His advice down through the years, and 
his expert testimony, as offered through 
the agents of the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation, have been of inestimable 
value to the people of America,, 

The great Committee on the Judiciary 
has made great contributions to the suc- 
cess of Mr. Hoover in his work down 
through the years, so I am happy to Join 
with the gentleman from New York, the 
.ranking minority member of the Com- 
mittee on the Judiciary, and my other 
• colleagues here in paying tribute to this 
great American and to say that his book 
wiii be a most on my library shelf. 



Mr. KEATING. I thank the gentle- 
man. 

Mr. DEIXAY. Mr. 1 Speaker, will the 
gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. I yield. 

Mr.DELLAY* .Mr. Speaker, American 
history is replete with many great 
heroes. Unfortunately, commendation, 
and praise were not accorded many of 
these individuals until after they had 
passed from the scene. # 

Today we honor a living American 
hero, on! who has made a contribution 
to the present that will list him in history 
with the nSmy American great. It is 
1 with an enormous amount of respect and 
admiration that I salute J. Edgar Hoover, 
Director of the rTOufor what he has 
done, for what he is doing, and for what 
we' can anticipate from him. 

International communism is still the 
greatest threat to ihe free countries of 
the world and is the cause of many of 
the problems that our country is faced> 
with today. The relentless fight carried 
on by the Federal Bureau of Investiga- 
tion against subversivism and its move- ' 
ment. whicjh to a large extent now lives 
in underground fashion, is a program of 
work that not too many Americans are 
conscious of or appreciate because of th* 
silent, quiet and efficient way the FBI 
has of operating. Yet it is one of the 
mainstays, to our being able to exist as 
.a free nation and continue to be the 
leading free nation that other countries 
can look up to and depend upon for 
guidance. 

I deem it a great honor and personal' 
privilege to help in honoring one of to- 
day's great Americans. 

Mr. KEATING. I thank the gentle- 
manfrom New Jersey* 

Mr. MEADER. Mr. Speaker, vitfthe 
gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. I yield. 

Mr.' MEADER.* Mr. Speaker,.;! am. 
happy to Join with my colleagues and, 
the gentleman from New York in paying 
tribute to the contribution of J. Edgar 
Hoover to the development of our Ameri- 
can democracy. As a former prosecuting 
attorney I am familiar with the impetus 
which J. Edgar Hoover has given to law- 
enforcement techniques generally.. The 
P modern science of detecting crime is 
much greater today than it' would have\ 
been if we had not had a J. Edgar 
Hoover. His other great contribution to 
which his book is directed is, perhaps, 
less well known to the American people. 
' What J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI have 
done In combating subversion and infil- 
tration has not/ in my Judgment, been 
as widely known &s the G-man activities 
.generally, . X might say from having 
spoken with, him personally .that Mr, 
Hoover paid great tribute to the Con- 
gress of the United States in combating 
subversion and infiltration. I know that 
h* is aware that the Congress under its 
investigative authority has done a great 
deal to prevent the growth of subversive 
groups and cells. I think the gentleman 
from -New York has^done well to take 



ihJs timer today, to point up the contri- 
butions of this great American. 

Mr. KEATING."'! appreciate the re- 
marks of the gentle man from Michigan. 

Mr.,BARTLETT. Mr. Speaker, ttill 
the gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. I Vield to the <Hstin- 
gulsheddelegatc from Alaska. 

Mr. bAktustt. Mr. > Speaker, as 
these remarks are being made here this 
afternoon about Mr. Hoover. I recall an 
experience of some years ago. It has 
been said and written about Mr. Hoover, 
'as it would be said and written about 
anyone in his position/ that he desires 
power for power's sake. I should like 
to. offer here some rather direct per- 
sonal ■ evidence * to the contrary. , The 
Federal Government has a primary re- 
sponsibility for law enforcement in the 
Territories through the office of the 
United States marshal* On this occa- 
sion, years ago. a rather high-ranking 
official made the suggestion that there 
be established in Alaska a Federal con- 
stabulary similar to the Northwest 
Mounted Police. A meeting was held 
'with i the then Attorney ! General and 
others of his staff, Mr. Hoover attended 
this meeting. The proposal for this 
Federal police force was made. 

,Mr. Hoover said— I do not pretend to 
Quote his exact words, but this was the 
effect of what he said: *T am absolutely 
.against any such organization. It 
would be perhaps a start on the road 
to a Federal police system which I am 
against. X do not want it. X do not 
think we should do any such thing In 
Alaska." 

His remarks squelched the Idea at its 
■ very inception. I . have thought how 
many times how wise he was and how 
mindful of the characteristics of , our 
Government in not having the Federal 
Government dominate. He could have 
gone in there and taken over without 
any. trouble, but because he is devoted 

to the ideals of democracy, the Ideals of 
our police system throughout the Union, 
"he declined to do so. X, for one, will be > 
forever grateful to him for his stand on 
that day. 

Mr. KEATING. X ' thank the gentle- 
man. 

- v Mr. TOLLEFSON. Mr. Speaker, will 
the gentleman yield? 

Mr. KEATING. X yield. 
, Mr. TOLLEFSON, I want .-to Join 
with, my colleagues in complimenting 
the gentleman from New, York for tak- 
ing time to pay tribute to the distin- 
guished gentleman, J. 'Edgar Hoover, 
and calling attention to his book. The 
gentleman has pointed out how Mr= Hoo- 
•ver^has rendered great service to our 
people. As a previous prosecutor. X am 
familiar with his field, and on more than 
one occasion my office as prosecuting 
attorney has benefited, from his office* 

With reference to his combating in- 
ternational * communism, perhaps Mr. 
Hoover has alerted the people, to .the 
danger of international communism, 
more than anybody else. This book will 
render distinguished service in that 



same way. In fact, there is a tendency 
on the part of the Amerlcart people to 
become complacent from, time to time. 
and it has been my impression that it 
is timely for a publication of this kind 
to be brought to the attention of the 
American people again; X want to say 
-to the gentleman from New York {Mr. 
Keating* that I believe he has rendered 
a distinct service to the American peo- 
ple in discussing this matter on the floor 
today. 

Mr. KEATING. I appreciate the re- 
marks of the gentleman from Washing- 
ton. 

X yield at this time to the distin- 
guished minority leader (Mr. MaxtxnK 

Mr. MARTIN.* Mr. Speaker, the book 
recently published by Edgar Hoover 1 is 
most enlightening, and an illustration of 
the dangers which" confront the people 
of America. Communism, as Director 
Hoover points out. is still actively work- 
ing to infiltrate our. life and we can pro- 
tect our way of life only through eternal 
vigilance. Mr. Hoover has performed a 
patriotic service in sounding the alarm. 

Mr. KEATING, X yield to the distin- 
guished gentleman from Wisconsin iMr. 
TewesJ. 

Mr. TEWES. Mr. Speaker, in a world 
and In an era, when national police 
» power is so often synonomous with polit- 
ical maneuvering, suppression of indi- 
vidual, freedoms, and public terror, 
America's Federal Bureau of Investiga- 
tion stands in distinct contrast. That 
the FBI has become not merely an ac- 
cepted agency but an institution in 
which the American people have pride, 
not fear, is due in great measure to the 
hard work of its leader. J. Edgar Hoover. 
His integrity, courage, sincerity, and 
competence have become so well known 
that they are taken for granted. De- 
spite their bold role in so* many fields of 
interest, the FBI and its Director have 
the approval and cooperation of our peo- 
ple. X Join my distinguished colleagues 
today in voicing the thanks all America 
feels, 

Mr. KEATING. X yield at this time to 
the gentleman from Ohio CMr. Bowl. 

Mr. BOW. Mr. Speaker* the oppor- 
tunity to know J. Edgar Hoover and to 
work with him has been one of the most 
rewarding experiencs of my service in 
Congress- It is a privilege to Join with 
my colleagues today in tribute to this 
outstanding American. 

Since his early manhood J. Edgar 
Hoover has been. devoted to the fight 
against communism. Long before the 
threat of^pommunist imperialism was 
generaJly recognized he was actively 
fighting it and building the Federal Bu- 
reau of Investigation into our strongest 
bulwark against subversion. 
' But for his foresight we might have 
been defenseless against the far-reaching 
plots of Communist agents during and 
after World W&r II. 

J. Edgar Hoover is well aware that 
this threat is still with us His new book. 
Masters of Deceit, will give Americans 
,great insight into the operations of the 



conspiracy. More than that, it tells us 
what we can and should do about it. We 
should heed its message. 

Mr. KEATING. I yield at this time to 
the gentleman from Ohio tMr. AyhssJ. 

Mr, AYRES. Mr. Speaker. I wish to 
add my congratulations to Mr. J, Edgar 
Hoover on not-only the great service he 
has rendered to his country through his 
^eeds but what he has done through his 
words by writing his book. Masters of 
Deceit. 

X hope all our citizens will heed the 
advice of Mr. Hoover and heed the warn- 
ing his experience has taught him. 

Although the Communists are cur- 
rently smiling, we cannot take their 
smiles seriously until through their ac- 
tions they prove their sincerity. 

Mr. heating, Mr s Speaker. X yield 
to the gentleman from Oklahoma (Mr. 

E»MONPSONl. 

Mr. EDMONDSON. Mr. Speaker, X 
appreciate this opportunity, to Join in a 
well-deserved salute to «X, Edgar Hoover 
and his new book, Masters of Dwelt. 

All Americans owe a great debt of 
gratitude to Mr. Hoover, and to the dedi- 
cated corps of agents whom he leads. 

All Americans will read with profit 
anything Mr. Hoover writes on the sub- 
ject of the menace of communism. 

No American citizen has done more to 
alert our Nation to the great danger of 
this insidious conspiracy against free- 
dom, , 

No American is more deserving of this 
tribute from both sides of the aisle in 
the House, 

I hope and trust that J. Edgar Hoover 
will continue to serve America for many 
years to come. 

Mr.KEAUNG, Mr, Speaker, X at this 
time ask unanimous consent that the 
following gentlemen may extend their 
remarks ^at this point in the Record: 

The gentleman from New\York IMr. 
RisdI. 

Mr. REED. Mr. Speaker, outstanding 
instances of public service by the distin- 
guished Director of the Federal Bureau, 
of Investigation, the Honorable John Ed- 
gar Hoover, have become almost com- 
monplace and therefore accepted with- 
out appropriate public acclaim. Over 
the weekend an event has come to my 
notice that requires the attention of 
every American citizen and prompts my 
remarks in the House of Representatives 
at this time. I refer to the publication 
of a book 'written by Mr. Hoover entitled 
•'Masters of Deceit" which is the story of 
communism and how to fight it. In this 
ably written book Mr. Hoover has In a 
readable -and understandable manner 
told us what communism is. its danger, 
how it works, and how to combat it. 
This book i$ of such considerable sub- 
stance in the message it contains 1 for the 
American people that a brief summary 
describing the book is difficult. How- 
ever,, I believe tfcat its paramount 
thought is that our Nation and its citi- 
zens must be vigilant in guarding our in- 
stitutions of Government, our ideals of 
Government, and our way of life against 



insidious encroachment by imperialistic 
communism. 

To anyone who is privileged to know 
Mr. Hoover and to be acquainted with 
his patriotic devotion, his tireless ca- 
pacity, and his remarkable intellectual 
ability, the product of his endeavors as 
evidenced by the writing of this book will 
come as no surprise. 

Mr. Hoover entered the Department of 
Justice in ivli and his outstanding abil- 
ity brought him success and promotion 
almost from the very beginning. In the 
period from 1921 to 1924 he served as 
Assistant Director in what was then 
known as the Bureau of Investigation. 
In 1924 he became Director of that Bu- 
reau,, which had less.than 30 agents. 
Today that Bureau is known as the Fed- 
eral Bureau of Investigation, with 6,000 
agents. The Bureau's reputation for 
effective, law enforcement is recognized 
throughout the world- ' Under the lead- 
ership of Mr. Hoover, it is safe to say 
that his agency and the men and women 
employed in it have a singular claim to a 
reputation for integrity and service to 
country. 

Mr. Hoovers service is not limited to 
that rendered in his official capacity as 
Director of the Federal Bureau of Inves- 
tigation. Mr. Hoover has maintained a 
constructive and active interest in the 
youth of our Nation, and he is, indeed. 
a fitting inspiration to our youth. Mr- * 
Hoover finds time in his busy schedule 
to ^exv^ as a member of the board of 
directors of the Boys* Clubs of America 
and to stxvt on the national committee 
on public relations of the Boy Scouts of 
America. He has received ' countless 
honors from the American Bar Associa- 
tion and from other professional and 
similar groups. On May 27. 1955, he re- 
ceived the National Security Medal for 
outstanding service in the field of intel- 
ligence. More recently, on January 27, 
1958/the^resident of the United States 
presented to him the President's * ward 
for distinguished Federal civilian service. 

Mr. Speaker, I commend to tirtry 
American citizen and to every individual 
whobelieves in freedom and Justice 
Mr. Hoovers book, Masters of Deceit, as 
required reading.^ 

Mr, KEATING- The gentleman from 
Michigan CMr. McIntosh). 

'Mr. MCINTOSH. Mr. Speaker, X wish 
to Join the gentleman from New York 
CMr. Keating) In his tribute to FBI Di- 
rector J. Edgar Hoover. During the 
more than 30 years under his guidance 
the FBI has achieved a reputation for 
alertness, fairness, and competence un- 
surpassed by any other agency of the 
Federal Government. 
* Under Mr. Hoover's leadership, the 
FBI has stood as the Nation's bulwark 
against lawlessness, immorality, and 
subversion. The FBI has . grown !n 



strength and respect through changes 
in administration, during depression and 
prosperity, during war and peace, Mr. 
Hoover has led his agency In fighting 
corruption, racketeering, professional 
criminals, espionage, saboteurs, 'and sub- 
versive groups,' Fascist and Communist. 

Because of his determined support of 
right and Justice, J. Edgar Hoover, in his 
position of responsibility and trust, has 
contributed greatly in » preserving the 
moral and ethical standards of our com- 
munities and Nation, created respect for 
our laws, and made it possible for ail of 
us to enjoy greater happiness and free- 
dom. 

Mr. KEATING. Mr. Speaker. I ask 
unanimous consent that all Members 
may have 5 legislative days within which , 
to extend their remarks at tltfs point in 
the Ricoh©, to pay tribute to Mr. Hoover 
and to comment on his work for our 
country and his recent book. 

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there 
objection? 

There was no objection. 

Mr. HILLINGS. Mr. Speaker, prob- 
ably no American knows more about the 
threat of communism to the United 
States than J. ( Edgar Hoover, Director 
of the Federal Bureau of Investigation* 

Z highly recommend that every American 
read Mr. Hoover'* book. Musters of Deceit, 
a masterful pieturizaUon of what commu- 
nism is, what its alms are, the real dangers 
It poses, and what loyal American citizens 
must taow to protect their freedom* 

X am in complete agreement with Mr. 
Hoover's opening statement in his fore- 
word and that is: 

Every. citizen' has a duty to learn more 
about the menace that threatens his future. 
hi* borne, his children, the. peace of the 
world, 

Mr. Hoover's book details the day-to- 
day operations of the Communist Party 
in the United States/ the persons in- 
volved in this conspiracy against free- 
dom and liberty, and what would happen 
if the Communists succeeded iri over- 
throwing the Government of the United 
.States. 

There is no doubt that Mr. Hoover has 
more complete knowledge of the Com- 
munist threat in this country than any- 
one else- 

xnis great American has performed, 
another tremendous service for his coun- 
try In writing this book, giving us a 
crystal-clear picture of the modus ope- 
randi of the American Communist and 

a first-class lessen on hew* we can meet 
this menace on our home grounds. 

Mr. YOUNGER. Mr. Speaker,! wish 
16 Join with the gentleman from New 
York in his remarks about the' service 
which J. Edgar Hoover has rendered to 
the citizens of the United States. He 
has developed a bureau in our Federal 
Government which has conducted Its 
very sensitive investigations in a manner 
that has never brought unfavorable, 
comments. 

In doing so, he has trained thousands 
of FBI investigators who have been im- 



bued with such a fine esprit de corps 
that after they Save left the Government 
service they have continued their asso- 
ciations together with other investiga- 
tors *ho have left the service in the 
form of an association of former FBI 
agents. 

• I have had the pleasure of meeting 
with the group in northern California 
an<* it is both surprising and gratifying 
to see how they continue' to help each 
other in their chosen civilian fields and 
at the same time take a leading part in t 
their community for better and more 
effective government. * 



REMARKS OF THE HONORABLE 
THOMAS J. LANE, MEMBER OF THE HOUSE 
OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM MASSACHUSETTS, 
IN THE "CONGRESSEONAL RECORD" OF 
MARCH 11, 1958. 



J. Edfar.HooTer 

SPEECH 

HON. THOMAS J. LANE 

or UK$s*CHysm& 
IN TOE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

Monday, March 10 § 195$ 

Mr, LANE* Mr, Speaker, we in the 
United States have been most fortunate 
in being, served for so many years by, 
such a skilled and devoted public servant 
as J. Edgar Hoover. Director, Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. 

;No wonder that the. Communists. see 
ttd at the vtry mention of his name. No 
man in the United States has done more 
to anticipate their plays and break them 
up before they got started; than the very 

-able Director of the FBI. 

^Due to the efficiency of the agency and 
the exceptional Qualifications of its per- 
sonnel, the Communists have been out- 
witted at every turn. The Communist 
Party Jn the United States has become 

; demoralized; as its menibers suspect and 
distrust one another* 

Because they never know which of 
their 'comrades are * FBI undercover 
agents, planted in their ranks to keep 
tabs on every conspiratorial and sub- 

• versive move. 

It is no exaggeration. to say .that the 
FBI is J« Edgar Hoover, for he has im- 
bued every member •with' his own pas- 
sionate faith in freedom/ and with the 
necessity of , T thoroughly understanding 5 
the way that the Communist mind twists 
and turns, in order to frustrate this men- 
ace, no matter how It may try to disguise 
Itself. ..\ 

His diagnosis of the Communist Party 
in the United States is complete. 

, There, is no hidden symptom that: 
escapes his experienced search. 



Now, out of his vast practical knowl- 
edge, he brings to the people* of the 
United States, the opportunity to detect 
the devious ways of communism, so that 
we may know how to spot it and combat 
them- . " 

.If J* Edgar Hoover had dene nothing 
more than to develop the agency which 
he heads, into the most -effective counter- 
intelligence weapon against communism 
in the whole world, we should be eter- 
nally grateful to him. 

But he has done more, and in the best 
tradition of our democracy, by enabling , 
us to arm ourselves with his knowledge, 
and, let us hope, with a part of his skill. 

It is a foregone conclusion that the 
book which is the fruit of his rich and 
varied experience, is going to become a 
best seller. 

But. more than, that, it is going to 
render a great public service by its ex- 
pos* of the enemy that lurks<ln the 
shadows, 

, Masters of Deceit, by J. Edgar Hdover. 
throws the spotlight on, the 'Secret 
treachery which is basic to communism. 

After reading its revealing chapters. 
'there will never be any excuse for anyone 
to underestimate, or to fall victim to. the 
tricks and stratagems of atheistic com- 
munism. 

3* Edgar Hoover, has ripped the mask 
from the Red conspiracy. 



REMARKS BY THE HONORABLE 
STYLES BRIDGES, UNITED STATES SENATOR 
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, IN THE "CONGRESSIONAL 
RECORD" FOR MARCH 13, 1958. 



Book by J. Edgar Hoover Entitled 
"Matters of Deceit" 

EXTENSION OP REMARKS 

HON. STYLES BRIDGES 

OF N*W HAMPSHDU: 

IN THE SENATE OF TOE UNITED STATES 

Thursday, March IZ, 195$ 

Mr, BRIDGES. Mr. President, on 
March e, 105$, I invited the attention of 
the Senate to a new book entitled "Mas- 
ters of Deceit," by J. Edgar Hoover. Di- 
rector of the Federal Bureau of Investi- 
gation. I now ask unanimous consent 
to have printed in the Appendix of the 
Record an editorial entitled ^Masters of 
Deceit/' appearing in the March 12, 1W$, 
Issue of the Manchester <N. H.) Union 
Leader. 

This editorial predicts that there will 
be a determined effort on the part of 
certain leftwing elements to discredit 
the importance of thi s book. TheAmeri-^ 
ear* people* will not be deceived by this 
attempt to discredit the author, or the 
factual message in Mr. Hoover's book, 

'inere being no objection, the editorial 
was ordered to be printed in the Ricoxp, 
as follows: 

Masters .or Dscnx 

A new book by FBI Director J. Edgar 
Hoover (Masters of Deceit: Ifce Story oX 
Communism la America and How To Fight 
It. New York. Henry Holt CO.. *$) i* 
must reading for every American who wants 
to know the extent of the Ctommunist con- 
spiracy in this country. Here 1« the real 
truth about what the Communists have done 
and are doing from a man who know more 
about It than anyone else. 

Insist that the library in your town buy 
this book« Be sure that the booksellers in 
, your town have it in stock. We suggest this 
because .we predict that the greatest cam- 
paign In history by the leftwingers win be 
conducted In the bookselling business. 

Let us consider for instance, the review In 
the New York Times last Sunday. Says the 
reviewer, in referring to the fact that jr. 
Edgar Hoover thinks the Communists in the 
United States constitute a clear and present 
danger to us today : 

"It U a view that not all of his 170 million 
- antt-Communlst fellow Americans will read- 
ily accept/' 

A little later on the reviewer says: *"lfcere 
it at times a naive and at times a slightly 
dated Quality to the contents of Mr. 
Hoover'* book. It Is dated because Ameri- 
can communism* Itself is dated, with no 
longer any strength or Influence, with no 
front* organization* of any power, with no 
toehold m government, in labor, in the 
press. In any significant area of American 
life. If you accept his <J« Edgar Hoover's) 
thesis that the American Communist Party 
is today *a powerful monster endangering u* 
all/ then his book win doubtless give you 
some sleepless nights." 



The reviewer then goes on to assert that 
the Communist Party in this country has 
dwindled from an all-time high of 30,000 in 
the early forties to less than $,000, 

Then concludes the reviewer: "Vou may 
well wonder how justified hi* (J. Edgar 
Hoover's) alarm really is." 

The reviewer goes on to say: *Most of us 
feel quite certain that* the handful of Com- 
munists *ttli existing in our country offer* 
little genuine menace to American democ- 
racy. It is quite possible that the high crime 
rate. Juvenile delinquency, bad health and 
housing conditions/infringement or denial 
of civil right* may be more of an internal 
menace to our institutions and our security 
than the Communist Party of th* United 
States and it* little group of American 
camp followers/* 

Finally the reviewer says: ** * * at thi* 
Juncture in world history it seem* more likely 
that the fundamental democratic struggle 
against communism and what It stands for 
win be fought-4et u* hope in cold compe- 
tition rather than hot war~on the plain* 
of India, in the sand* of the Middle East, 
under the African sun* rather than m a. 
conspiratorial cellar in a back alley of some 
American city." 

Nowhere doe* the writer of thi* review 
give any account of hi* own qualification* 
or background whtch would make him a 
greater authority, on communism than the 
Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investiga- 
tion. 

This review is music to the ears of mem- 
bers of the Communist Party who at the 
moment are trying to minimize their exist- 
ence in thi* country. Only someone who 
does not know the communists at all would 
fail for such an obvious trick. 

American* who want to really know what 
U going on in the communist conspiracy 

will make Masters of Deceit, by x Edgar 

Hoover, a subject of real study and fascinat- 
ing reading. 



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New York, New York 

Dear Mr. Held: 

. The fine support which you have been giving to my 
book, "Masters of Deceit, " In the Catholic News has been brought 
to my attention, and X did not want to let the opportunity pass with- 
out expressing my sincere thanks, 

I am deeply grateful that you considered this book 
important enough to bring to the attention of your readers. 

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f which He has given us. Among these blessings is the 
fact that we live In the United States of America. 
? Therefore, we must thank God for America. 



OUR AMERICAN BLESSINGS 



FREEDOM: American citizens have the greatest free- 
. dom in the world- They are free to speak or write or 
gather in public meetings. These freedoms are men- 
tioned in the Constitution of the United States of' 
America, They, are known as Freedom of Speech, 
Freedom of the Press and .Freedom of Assemblage. 
The President and Congress are forbidden to deprive 
American citizens of these freedoms. 

RELIGION: American citizens also possess freedom of 
religion. Our American Government believes in God* 
On our coins is the motto: "In God We Trust/* Every 
, Session of our American Congress opens and closes 
with prayer. The American Declaration of Indepen- 
dence teaches that all our Freedoms come from God. 

CHURCH: Before the American Revolution, Catholics 

were persecuted in the American Colonies. They were 

not allowed to attend Mass. to vote or to hold public 

office. Shortly after the establishment of our Federal 

> Government In Washington, in 1789, nearly all of 

these persecutions were removed. Catholics are now 

free to practice their religion* to build churches and 

schools and hospitals and orphan asylums, and to 

hold any public office in the city and state and nation. 

In the United States, the Catholic Church has 

more members. than any other religion. Thoiisands 

of converts are made every year. Catholic Foreign 

' Missions* in Asia and Africa and all over the world* 

depend upon the loyalty and charity of American 

Catholics for their very existence. Our Lord * and 

Savior/Jesus Christ, once spoke of the small mustard 

seed which grows into a large tree. This is the way in 

, which the Catholic Church has grown and spread in 

the United States of America. 

PROSPERITY; No country in the .world is as rich and 
prosperous as the United States. American workers 
receive the highest wages in the world* Our Govern* 
ment protects them against unemployment and old 
-age. Our Labor Unions secure more money and fewer 
working hours and better living conditions for them. 



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CHARITY: The United States of America is the most 
charitable nation in the history of the world. Our 
Government has contributed billions of dollars, in 
food and clothing and shelter and protection, to the 
men and women and children of many countries in 
Europe and Asia and Africa, In addition, many 
American organizations and societies and committees 
and individuals have given money and materials to 
save foreign nations from starvation. 

BEAUTY: The United States of America is one of the 
most beautiful countries in the world. Our rivers flow 
through smiling farmlands. Our mountains stand 
like venerable sentinels. Our lakes reflect the sun 
and the clouds and the moon and the stars. Our soil 
is rich with precious minerals. Our forests are crowded 
with trees. Our factories hun* with machinery* Our 
orchards are laden with fruit. Our fields are filled 
with crops and cattle. Our shores are guarded by two 
mighty oceans* Our nation has been blessed by God 
beyond all others. 



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Atheistic Communism h the enemy of our coun- 
try. Atheistic Communism has enslaved the people 
of Russia* Poland, Lithuania, Esthonia, Latvia/ Bul- 
garia, Yugoslavia, Germany, Hungary and China, 
Atheistic Communism would like to enslave the 
United States of America. 

Atheistic Communism would like to destroy our 
Freedom of Speech, our Fredom of the Press* our 
Freedom of Assemblage and every other American 
freedom. None of these freedoms are allowed to exist 
in Communist countries. 

Atheistic Communism would like to destroy our 
Church and all religion. Thousands of Bishops and 
Priests and Sisters and Brothers and Catholic Men 
and Women and Children have been killed or im- 
prisoned in Communist countries. Communists hate 
Our Lord and His Cross and His Church and His 
Blessed Mother. 

Atheistic Communism would like to destroy our 
prosperity. In Communist countries, all workers are 
merely slaves. They are paid starvation wages. They 
are not allowed to strike against injustice. They are 
not permitted to have free Labor Unions. 



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We must thank God for having blessed the United 
States of America. 

We must beg God to protect the united States of 
America. 

We must be ready 1 to defend our Country against all 
enemies. 

We must worship God and keep His Commandments. 

We must love and help all our fellow- American citi- 
zens without distinction. 

We must become loyal and law abiding American 
citizens. 

We must study and work and pray for the welfare 
of cur country, 

We must be good Catholics and good Americans 
always. ( 



AMERICAN ! 



OH MARY! 

PATRONESS of the 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 

PRAY FOR US! 




International Catholic truth Society 
407 Bergen Street Brooklyn 17, New York 

Copyright W53 Edward Lodge Cumn, Ph.D. Brooklyn 17. N. Y. 



REV. EDWARD LODGE CURRAN, Ph.D. 



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New York and the Irish 

Nowhere in the world, even "in Ireland itself, i* St. Patrick's 
Day observed more elaborately than in the City of New York; 
nowhere is it observed with greater dignity. The approach' U 
fh C*3?T* Day r ** *° <*****» for recalling the part those of 
Irish birth and ancestry have played in the building of this 
community", which challenges any other for,, the 'title of the 
world's greatest city. 

When the first Irish came to this region is, a, mystery of 
pre-Columbian times. But there is well-substantiated tradition 

SJIi^lS* ^ Ix J! h , ta *** ww$ oi $om « <* th * ** r fr borers. 
When the Jesuit Father Isaac Jogues, soon to be martyred by 
the Indians, came here in 1643, he found two Catholics, an Irish- 
man and a Portuguese woman, who went to confession to him. 
The first of the long line of .public officials of Irish birth or 
ancestry bfiro was Thomas Dongan, born in Kildare in 163* 

t^JftFF&Pi ?!* Yor * **»**• ta 1683. He not only! 
practiced his Catholic faith devoutly, but established and enacted. 

SSJK3 £i^, llbe 2 y . ? w herft He 8T«ted -charters to W 
£5 ^ZEFJl? ■?*£*£?• ** «"«Mia*l a college under 
♦wf ™ twn °* *ne Jesuits. The coming of William of Orange to 

ctosed UwcSf Care * r ** Governw ' *** «««*<»» bigotry. 

TrfA^-Sr^?^^ *** *** * ^^tantial number of 
JkV^f;.^* the - ^ oc ^e of New York wa ? erected in 1808, 
w m^V^M* "»***» *»>ut 14/100. consisting, the 
hu^f ;/£S2/: J J Cx>Rey *"** »«Wy <* **& «"h some 
^ SpS^^ sh ^^- ny . G ^-'^«^<>' ^ian, 

^v What the Irish have meant to New York may be «au«d bv 

J ^Jre *? If**? ?* h5story ofNew'YoVk wSutf Sp? 
ltspries s. its relfeious and its laity of Irish birth and ancestry 

x St,SSL uli thisjreat city and area are the product of Ihe 
^ ^«f M - , * b0 » '«i«tizens who trace their ancestry to S&c- / 
5,7 P** <* «* «*>£ *rt they nevertheless feel a% 

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BULLETIN Local * 9 ' ^^. (A,FJ b ) ^^ Ch4,pter April 21, 1949 K 

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Department Store Employees Union 

Local No. 9,' Wanamaker Chapter 

THERE 15 A TIME TO KEEP SILENCE 
AND A TIME TO SPEAK 

SHerice may be far more eloquent than speech It may shout more loudly than a 
strident voice. It may jbe more expressive than th? most grandiloquent victory. It 
may damn by the omission of ptaise~*or it may. grant consent to the most nefarious 
of acts, ' '- ' 

Thou ^Psalmist ;said: "These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou 
thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself/* 

' If we keep silent when we see a wrong committed, we give consent to it and we 
become*an accessory after the fact. ^'Speech may be silver and silence golden" but 
when silence abets a wrong, its gold is as dross. 

-^ "There is a time to keep silenCi* and a time tQ speak" and how when the world 
is torn by cruelties again, when the forces of evil are chafing at their chains, is 
the time for speech, if was Justice Holmes who said: **The greatest menace to free- 
dom is an inert people/* 

It was the silence of the German people while Hitler rose to power and committed 
his first acts of cruelty that condemned them. It was the silence of the Communists 
and their fellow traveler* when the Soviet first thrust out its tentacles to enslave 
neighboring nation$ which condemned them. 

If we are silent in the face of evil, we, too, are condemned* Jf we believe in , 
the principles laid down in our own Constitution and above all in those statements 
of freedom given utterance in the Bill of Rights, we cannot keej> silent. When 
freedom is threatened anywhere, w£ must speak out, and when religion— no matter 
the creed— is attacked, we cannot remain silent* 

It is hot a matter of taking sides. It is the coming to the defense of ri^ht against 
wrong, of justice against injustice, of liberty against/oppression, of religion against 
paganism, of the sanctity of the individual Against the supremacy of the State, 

Americans don't compromise or bargain with another person's rights orireedurn tj 
When we keep quiet when we should speak out, we aid in .selling our brother down 
i the river- Let the people be good, and the government cannot be bad. 

Now is the time to speak out for those principles of equality and freedom for all, 
which are the cornerstone of our liberty. Let not the thunders of silence condemn us ! 

The above words of wisdom dud understanding are from the "East Orange 
Record" I (tm offering them for your observation and study* * i 






Fraternally yours, 
'«b PAUL P. MILLING 




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TEN COMMANDMENTS 

"RUSSIAN THEME" 

A RUSSIAN CITIZEN — 

L May not own land. , 

2. May not be tried by a jury. / 

3. May not choose his own job. 

4. May not absent himself from work. 

5. May not strike or picket. 

6. May not' employ Labor, 

7. May not travel. 

8. May not own jewelry. 

,9. May not ring a church' bell. 

10. May not be friends with a foreigner, and is forbidden FREE- 
DOM OF RELIGION, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM 
OF ASSEMBLY, AND FREEDOM FROM WANT. 



The Communist totalitarian state owns the citizen— body and 
soul. 

The Communists are preparing to sieze control ot America and 
force their totalitarian dictatorship upon us at the. first opportunity. 
This crisis,, real or contrived, will be their signal to move in and 
make their bid for power. 

It happened in Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia, China and country 
after country, the world over. *It is their plan for America. 



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Where there is hatred 
Where there is injury 
Where there is doubt 
Where there is despair 
Where there is sadness 




Dear Friends: 

Welcome to that grand old store vith one of the finest najaes in 
^retailing - JOHN WANAMAKER. 

Ffwej the Union employees of John Wanamaker, will endeavor to make 
Vpur stay with us a most pleasant one. 

Once again, on the eve of Easter, ve offer this 700-year old 
prayer of St. Francis of Assisi for your inspiration - - 



"Lord, jnake me an instrument of Thy Peace! 



let jsie sow 

pardon; 

faith;* 

hope; 

Joy! 



love; 



Divine Master, grant that I xaay not so much seek 



To be consoled 
To be understood - - ~ 
'o be loved - - - 
It is in giving - - - 
It is in pardoning - - 
It is in dying - - - 



as to console, 

as to understand; 

as to love, for 

that we receive; 

that we are pardoned; 

that wTare born to eternal life." 



After your observation and study of the above prayer, we feel 
confident that you will want to re-read it and keep it as a 
s^mento of your visit to JOHN WANAMAKJER - a 100J& union store. 

k^y*° give y° u service with a smile < and quality that oakes it worth- 
i^While. We are delighted to serve you. HAPPY EASIER S 

Cordially yours, 
Paul P. Milling, Pres. 
LOCAt NO. 9, JOHN WAHAMAKER 
EMPLOYEES INDHPHnaOT UNION 
95 Liberty Street, New York, N. Y. 

£. >You may obtain additional copies of St. Francis* most 
J inspiring prayer in all five John Wahaaaker stores - - or 
tfby^vriting our union. 

•d love to have you visit us again. We 1 !! be seeing you. 



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GOD'S PEACE PLAN 

is not the A-BOMB - nor the H-BOMB - - nor any other MAN-MADS WEAPON 
TO KILL. It is God's PERSONAL PLAN for us - ALL OP US - TO LIVE IN 

PEACE. . ' 

Let's review it today ana practice it EVERY day. It pays the WORLD'S 
HIGHEST DIVIDENDS - becauso it's 



GOD'S PEACE PLAN 



'THETEN COMMANDMENTS" 



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I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange 

gods before me. 
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. 
Remember thou Keep holy the Sabbath Day, 
Honor thy father and thy mother. 
Thou shalt not kill. 
Thou shalt not commit adultery. 
Thou shalt not steal. 

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. 
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife. 
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods. 



If you have forgotten God's Ten Commandments, or like me, you 

ive broken them too frequently, and even once is too often - Just 
"ro -learn and remember them now. But, most of all, live by them 
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f COMMUNISM IS TREASON.' WAKE UP, AMERICA. 



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(The following letter was issued tojmrjaembers/in 19U6J It is vitally important in 
1953 and in the crucial years ahead.) THE END OF THIS LETTER IS JUST AS IMPORTANT 
AS THE BEGINNING . YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO READ ALL OF IT. 

Dear Friends: 

y* j, Edgar Hoover, F.B.I. Chief, warns - Communism oust be halted by action now. I be- 
lieve you will be more than interested in his words of wisdom and advice in the 
following article: 

"We are rapidly reaching the time when LOYAL AMERICANS must be willing to STAND UP 
and BE COUNTED. The American Communist Party, despite its claims, is not truly a 
political party. The Communist party in this country is not working for the gen- 
eral welfare of all our people; it is working AGAINST OUR PEOPLE. It is not in- 
terested in providing for the common defense. It has for its purpose the shackl- 
ing of America and its conversion to the Godless, Communist way of life."" 

"The veteran who fought for America will be among the first to suffer if the 
communists succeed in carrying out their diabolical plots to wreck the American 
way of life. The 'divide and conquer' tactics did not die with Hitler - they are 
being employed with greater skill today by American Communists with their 'boring. 
from within' strategy. Their propaganda, skillfully designed and adroitly exe- 
cuted, has" been projected into practically every phase of our national life." 

"We, of this generation, have faced two great menaces in America - FASCISM and 
COMMUNISM. Both are MATERIALISTIC; both are TOTALITARIAN; both are ANTI-RELIGIOUS; 
both are DEGRADING and INHUMAN. In fact, they differ little except in name. 
COMMUNISM has bred FASCISM and FASCISM spawns COMMUNISM. Both are the antithesis 
. of American belief in liberty and freedom. " If the people of other countries want 
Communism, let them have it, but IT HAS NO PLACE IN AMERICA." 

"The Communist influence has projected itself into some newspapers, magazines, 
books; radio and the screen. Some churches, schools, colleges, and even fraternal 
orders have been penetrated, not with the approval of the rank and file, but in 
spite of them." 



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"LET US BE STEADFAST FOR AMERICA, WORK AND LIVE FOR AMERICA, AND ETERNALLY BE ON 
GUARD TO DEFEND CUR CONSTITUTION AND OUR WAY OF LIFE AGAINST THE VIRULENT POISON 
OF COMMUNISTIC IDEOLOGY." 



We fought RED FASCISM and COMMUNISM from the very inception of our local union. We 
still regard them as "Birds of a Feather" and the twin enemies of our America, 

******** 

IN YOUR U.S.A.- -.IN YOUR UNION- TODAY 
STARTS YOUR RETROACTIVE PAY. - 

In the U.S.S.B. there is NO RETROACTIVE PAY -. but there is retroactive - SLAVERY, 
PERSECUTION, MISERY, UNTOLD SUFFERING - TORTURE - - and DEATH. ALL of God's children 
of EVERY relxtjion, race and national origin are the victims in ALL COMMUNIST 

A-. DOMINAT ED -COUNTRIES. -, , r 



f^It is the duty and obligation of ALL of us to HELP FREE THE ENSLAVjS) PEOPLE EVERY- 
WHERE. "GO FORTH AND HELP ALL NATIONS." 

During the Holy Season of Lent, your prayers, followed with good deeds and good 
actions will be a good start. People of ALL FAITHS should work and pray for the 



good of ALL MANKIND. 



Your friend, 

PAUL P. MILLING. 



'P.S. UNITED WE STAND 



201 East 69th Street 
New York 21, N* Y. 



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Thanks so much for your letter 
of Kerch 29th, and I appreciate your thought* 
fulness in forwarding the material which 
was enclosed with your letter* I read it with 
particular interest, and the reaction to the 
Director's book has been most gratifying* 

Best personal regards* 

Sincerely, 





'.EDWARD J. POWERS 
Special Agent in Charge* 



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America 

329 Went 108th Street 

New Tories, New York 

Dear Father Itavi*: 

1 wanted to drop you this note to enpreeg my 
heartfeU iaanfci for yourpufaiisning in the April 5, 1958, issue 
o!Am«ricAt)ifttxe#UMitr«vtoW0f n Ma»tortofl>«ceit« n Your 
kindness ia bringing ttts book to tn* attention of your readers is 
deeply appreciated. 



Please convey to 
lor ills lino review. 



ri)- New York 



Sincerely yours, 

J. £<Jgar Hoover 



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MASTERS OF DECEIT 
INFORMATION CONCERNING 



Endowed is a fetter from| [ Dewey, Oklahoma, 

dated 4/10/58, containing iavorame comme/its about the Direct ox\, b e 
and his book, as well as an opinion on the history of Communism. ; 



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on a continuing 1 basis since" October, 1946, ' 
has directed testers to the NYO. All the letters, for the most 
part, bear the same theme and pattern, that is, the alleged 
Conspiracy of "Confidential w magazine and Communists to prevent 
her Xrom obtaining gainful employment. The contents of these 
letters indicate tne reflections and thoughts of an emotionally 
disturbed person. 



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PERSONAL 
April 28, 1953 



Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Special Agent Thomas G, Spencer has advised that 
each month the parishioners of Our Xady Help of Christians 
Roman Catholic Church, Avenue M and East 23th Street, Brooklyn, 
New York, are given a copy of "The Church Bulletin". t 

This publication reflects local news of interest 
to the parishioners as well as general news of interest to 
members of the Catholic f aith. Some years ago the pastor, 

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Church and converted it Into a parish library. This library 
now contains about two thousand individual books. These 
volumes are not of necessity religious in nature, but are 
selected on a family reader interest. 

On pa^c seven of the attached Bulletin it states 
that copies of your recent book, "Masters of Deceit", were 
purchased by the library and also sets out a most favorable 
write-up on the book and yourself. 

You might be interested in knowing that Sister 

I l of the nuns that staff this school is responsible 

for selecting and writing up new books for the library. 



Sincerely yours, 




EDWARD J . POWERS 
Special Agent in Charge 



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April 16 - 1958 



Hon. J. Edgar Hoover 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover i 

No doubt you have received thousands of letters 
thanking you for your outstanding book, and may I add ay naae to 
those thousands and at the same time give you a humble suggesw^on. 

I consider that your book should be on the desk 
of every American family next to the Bible, but alas, not everyone 
could afford to spend $5.00. Therefore my suggestion is that some 
patriotic, wealthy people should finance it so the book could be 
purchased for one dollar or less, so that the people at large can 
learn the dangers of Communism which confront us. 

Speaking of this danger, which you know better 
than anybody, strange as it is, nobody in our great country k«wws 
the facts of how it came about that a small group of Bolsheviks 
forty years ago was the nucleus of a power which today menaces the 
entire free world. 

Who promoted them? For what purpose? and who 
//helped them to grow? To all these important questions, I have the 
accurate answers, based on facts, as it was during the first war I 
was not only there in Russia during the first and second revolution, 
but was working with the underground and at the same time, during the 
first two years, persona grata with the heads of the Bolsheviks* 

When I obtained all the plans of future 
Communism for world domination, I went to London at the end of 1919. 
Since that time I have fought constantly against Communism. 

Knowing you are an extremely busy man, may I 
l suggest that, if interested, you have one of your head men in New York 
come to see me and I will supply all facts, *or your information, I 
am eighty-two years old today, but continue in my fight for Justice, 
and have written more than 225 letters to the editors of the New York 
newspapers as a part of this fight. I enclose the last one, which was 
published last week in the Journal-American. 

Once more thanking you for your book, I remain, 



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Thank you very much lor your Interesting letter of 
April 16, 1958, with enclosure, In which you commented so 
favorably regarding my took, "Master* ot Deceit." Your suggestion 
and observations are deejay appreciated, and X am glad that you 
have found the book of such value. 

In response to your offer to furaiso firsthand 
Information regarding the early development of the communist 
movement, 1 am instructing a representative of our New York Office 
to call on you in the near future, and you may be sure that 1 will 
be grateful 4or any information you are able to provide. ;j> 

Sincerely yours, 

f 2)- New York -Enclosures (2) Qfl/ 

^ ATTENTION SAC: Bufiles reflect that in January, 1957, Mr. l 1 

' I ~fc ad written to the honorable Sherman Adams, Assistant to the 

\ President, White House, Washington, D. C. , for the purpose of 

furnishing Ids observation regarding the military potential of the JRussian 
armed forces. He commented while the Bussian soldiers were well- 
trained, they were actually rebellious against their country's leaders 
and would rebel if given an opportunity. His letter was forwarded to the 
TH for information. It was acknowledged by Mr. Adams. You should 
bave a Spec ial Agent of your offic e familiar with the communist movement 
contact Mr. I I for the purpose of determining what 

information he may have of value relating to/the early development of the 
ynmmiinififtnnvemW. Sulet results offhe totervlew^der the caption 
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3h« Jironrras Instructors nt Cam? Smith, "Poekslcill, HI, -would 
like to present him with a oopy of "Ifesters of .Deceit", autographed by the 
Director. 



The Director Addressed a letter to Chief l "I on 5/7/63, 
^ankin^ him for assistance to the bureau in the training field. 



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Avenue M and East 28th Street 
Brooklyn 10, New York 

My dear Sister: 

Mr* Edward J. Powers, Special Agent in Charge 

ol our New York Office, has sent me a copy of the May issue of 

"The Church Bulletin' 1 published by your church, and I want to 

egress my deep thanks for the very kind comments you made on 

page 7 regarding 'Masters of Deceit/* It is most reassuring to 

know that you have found my book of such interest. 



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MASTERS OP DECEIT 
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The following Information was furnished to ASAC WILLIAM 
G. SIMON on 5/19/58 who telephonically -furnished it to JOHN 
MC QUIRE at the Bureau: 



I indicated on 5/19/58 he received the 
following irom a source who he termed reliable Taut Whose 
identity he did not wish to disclose. 

I I the National Renalssanee 

Party, Bufixe .02-03290,' said on 5/19/58 his next National 
Renaissance Bulletin entitled "J. Edgar Hoover is the 
Master of Deceit all over America" would be ready to go 
to the printer on Wednesday, 5/21/58. He said the bulletin 
would run five pages and would be printed as usual by 



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~1 said he would include information he had 
"HOOVER'S association with WATER W INCHELL. a 



gathered auoxrc __ __ 

long-time agent for the Anti-Defamation League. 

said he would "plaster Hoover" and_J2Eake him down a knotch 
or two. This source added that I I is incensed over a 
chapter in HOOVER/ s book which deals with the Jews and 
stated All the Hoovers in the world will not be able to 
sell Jewry to us." This source stated he might be in a 
position to obtain a proof copy of the bulletin prior ot 
to its being delivered to the printer. 

The NYO will follow this matter closely and furnish 
copies to the Bureau at the earliest opportunity. 

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-Mr. PRESTON, Mr, Speaker. I want 
i to avtu jay voice to that or our colleagues 
who have expressed righteous Indigna- 
tion at the scurrilous attack which the 
Ohio industrialist. Cyras Eaton, made 
upon the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
during a nationally televised program 
law weekend. Mr, Eaton, of course, is 
entitled to his opinions- Anyone who 
■ makes public utterances, however, has a 
responsibility to be certain his facts are 
accurate- Herein Ues a great and oft- 
recurring weakness of Mr. Eaton, 

Those of us who know the itb! as a 
highly efficient and impartial investiga- 
tive agency find it Impossible to fit J- 
Edgar Hoover and his associates into the 
picture which Cyrus Eaton has attempted 
to paint of them. TWs. however, is a 
common experience with persons famil- 
iar with Mr, Eaton's strange proclama- 
tions. 

In recent years, Cyrus Eaton has won 
an eager following of Iron Curtain of- 
ficials. He has entertained Soviet repre- 
sentatives at his country estate and has 
provided Quotations for the Communist 
propaganda mills. Not only has he In- 
gratiated himself to the Soviets by echo- 
ing and V reechoing their hollow slogan 
ef peaceful coexistence, but he also has 
accused the United States of baiting the 
Russians and being primarily responsible 
for the tension which exists between our 
two countries. 

Mr. Eaton's blindness to the true na- 
ture of Che international Communist con- 
spiracy prompted the Cleveland Plain 
Dealer to publish the following excellent 
editorial on May o, i$5S; 

ftWWAStt POLtYANPA 

We wish we could live in that bestof an 
possible dream worlds, the one cyrus jsaton, 
the sage of Pugwash, live* in. ' 

What a happy world that mutt be, at Eaton 
described it on television when interviewed 
by Mike Wallace Sunday evening. There 
communism is not a threat to anyone, and 
everyone lives in peace. Korea never hap- 
pened. Budapest U Just a town where some 
misguided freedom fighters happened to get 



in the line of fire or some Russian tank guns. 
wh*n tenia taid that communism and capi- 
talism could never- exist peaceably side by 
side, that one must conquer the other, he 
dldnt really mean it. f 

.In this Eaton dream world it is folly to 
believe that there is anything frightening 
, about communism, or to oppose it jDprCom- 
munlsts are harmless. When they infiltrated 
the Government they were merely seeking to- 
strengthen It. When they infiltrated the 
j ft ww unions, all they wanted was to improve 
the lot of the worklngman* When they 
nearly succeeded in stampeding the Demo- 
cratic convention into nominating Henry 
Wallace for Vice President in i»H, they 
were Just exercising their democratic rights, 

in Eaton's dream world there would be* 
no trouble with Communists at all if we* 
ourselves, didnt make lt< It was preposter- 
ous, for instance, for John Foster Dulles to 
un the words "massive retaliation* because 
! that implies we would fight back U the Com- 
munists attacked us. 

But. alas, there are some annoyances in the 
world Eaton lives in. and one of them is the 
*BX. Hitler in his prime never had anything 

like it. 

weii. now, we never knew things were as 
bad as all that. We've heard of the midnight 
knock on the door, the arrest without war- 
rant »the torture chamber, the forced confes- 
sion, the trial without Jury, the bullet In the 
head and so on, but we always attributed 
that kind of stuff to the Gestapo and the 
MVD. However, we must remember that 
Eaton was -talking about his own special 
worKU and that world bears no relation to 
reality. 

Last week Cleveland's American Lithuan- 
ian Council mailed to Eaton a copy of J. 
r Edgar .Hoover's book. -Masters of *>«*«■ 
We recommend to Eaton that he read K^and 
that he should also study what happened .to 
♦*, e people of Lithuanian Latvia and Esthonia 
after their governments entered into treaties 
of friendship with the Soviet Union. 

w e also suggest that Eaton should read a 
study of Communist postwar strategy by 
Prof. Robert Strausz-Hupe In Orbis— A quar- 
terly Journal of world affairs, wherein ho 
• will find this statement: 

••Our society does not subordinate all Its 
aspirations to considerations of power; Com- 
munist-dominated ^ societies do. And the 
struggle being what it U, namely, a revolu- 
tionary one, communism presses all men and 
all things into the service of one cause; The. 
overthrow of the existing social order and 
the establishment of a Communist society. 



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EXTENSION OF REMARKS 

HON. FRANCIS E. WALTER 

OF MNNSTtVANU 

IN THE HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES 

Tuesday, Mau lh M* 
Mr, WALTER, Mr. Speaker, under 
leave to extend my remarks In the Ric- 
otfcl include the following editorial from 
the Tablet: 

Mom FOft» MovttT M**S**nt 

American* are proud of the Federal Bu- 
reau of Investigation. Year alter year U 
apprehends murderers, robber*, kidnappers, 
counterfeiter*, dope fiends and other crimi- 
nal* who tore** our law* and threaten the 
*af*ty of our people, Xt also ha* success- 
fully exposed and been a help in convicting 
hundred* of plotters, agent* or foreign gov- 
ernments intent on destroying our liberty 
and threatening our Republic. 

TOe head of the FBI S X Edgar Hoover, ha* 
won the plaudit* of the American people and 
the approbation of each succeeding admin- 
istration. He has been an effective power 
in law enforcement, a strong guardian of our 
Nation* freedom. Only recently Archbishop 
Cushing of Boston, jn the name of many 
American*, saluted ^-S^epu^fJ^anjJ 
recommended hi* mosTrecent book. Master* 
©f Deceit, as a must for this generation to 
read and spread as a service to our Nation 
against the Communist menace. 



.Last Sunday evening Cyrus S. Eaton, of 
Cleveland, who appear* to have given leader- 
ship to what some call Russia First, ap- 
peared on the Mike Wallace radio program 
and, following what might be best described 
as the party line- bitterly assailed Mr, Hoover 
and the FBI, He charged science had been 
retarded by the FBI— perhaps the Red sci- 
ence of stealing United States Information— 
and, he added, there were no communists 
in the United State* to speak of, except in 
the mind* of those on the payroll of the FBI* 

The industrialist declared the FBI had 
sold itself in a marvelous way. He said 
it* importance was enormously exaggerated, 
•They make no contribution to the upbuild- 
ing of thi* country and It* respect abroad/ - 
he asserted, 

Mr. Eaton contended in the filmed inter- 
view that the FBI wa* Just one of *core* of 
agencies in the United States investigating 
citizen*. If you 'were to take the police 
force* of the dues and of the countie* and 
of the State and governmental agencie* and 
add them up. Hitler in hi* prime, through 
the Gestapo, never had any such spy organi- 
sation as we in thi* country today. 

There wa* much more of* thi* material 
which sounded Uke a !>*lly Worker editorial 
and included the frequent Red boast: name- 
ly, that the Soviet Union and Communist 
China were pleased with the anti-Christian 
dictatorship and it's there to stay. 

That this amazing performance should 
come from Eaton is not too surprising, for 
he has been a critic of the antl*Communl*t 
attitude of our Government and probably 
despises our Armed Forces as well a* the 
FBI. Ttxt key to the disgraceful perform- 
ance are those who pay for such a broadcast. 
The 74-year-old industrialist was a guest in 
a new series of interview* by Mr. Wallace on 
the overall theme of survival and freedom. 
It is being produced in association with the 
Fund for the Republic, which wa* estab- 
lished by a 115 million grant from the Ford 
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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D.C* 

My dear Mr. Hoover: 

I an pleased to send you herewith copy of the 
June issue of OUR LADY OF FATIMA MAGAZINE, on Page 9 
of which there is an article titled, "Do I Know My Enemy?" 
This article eulogizes your book, "Masters of Deceit." 

As the editor and published of this magazine, 
I was glad to give space to this material for it further 
acquaints our readers (about 50,000 throughout the world) 
with the true facts on Communism, our mortal enemy. 

My compliments to you on this splendid book. 
May the good Lord preserve you in health so that you may 
continue to enlighten and protect us against this satanic 
enemy. 



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Saint Anthony's Welfare Center ~7 
443-East 135th Street / 

Hew York 54, New York 

Dear Monslgnor: 

* 
Thank you very much for your note of June 24, 
1958, and the enclosed June, 1958, issue of "Our Lady of Fatlxna , 
Magazine." ' 

The article entitled M Do I Know My Enemy?" by 
-Tom McConnon is indeed encouraging praise of "Masters of Deceit," 
and X am most grateful for the kind comments In It. 

I certainly appreciate your good wishes and 
expression of confidence in me. 

Sincerely yours, 

J. Edgar Hoover 



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CAMP SMITH. PEEKSKILL. N. Y. 



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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I am most grateful for your very kind favor in honorin* me with an 
autographed copy of your MASTEBS OF DECEIT. 

May I add my own congratulations to the many thousands of Americans 
whose enthusiasm for your two-fisted, red-blooded message has made this 
book a best seller. 

At this time, I would be remiss if I did not take advantage of the 
opportunity to acknowledge the splendid relations which I, as Officer in 
Charge and Control of Camp Smith, enjoy with your New York Office and 
the agents who make up the Bureaus weapons instruction team at this 
Post. Ker am I alone in this high regard. Throughout the year I 
observe my own enthusiasm matched by the sincere ardor of sheriffs, chiefs 
of police and other high-ranking county, municipal and town enforcement 
officers who come here from all parts of the State to participate in and 
profit from the outstanding, weapons and crime prevention courses afforded 
them by your New York Office. I doubt if there is any adequate means of 
measuring in dollars, the tremendous contribution this effort is making 
in that close relationship of harmony and co-operation which is so 
necessary and important to the Bureau in its work. 

I have mentioned these facts because I feel it will please you to 
know how your agents here are. acquitting themselves, and the high be 
esteem they are held in the communities they serve and assist. b?c 



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Peeksklll, New York 

Dear Colonels 

I have received your letter of June fy 1938s, 
and sincerely appreciate your kind remarks concerning 
"Masters of Deceit'* 

Your generous comments about my associates 

in New York are gratifying, and you were ^SS^^&m^ ox *s-> ^Ai 
calling to my attention your observations regarding the feelings^ ^ 2; Sfiffi 
others have for the TBI. ^^^4^^ 

Yt* k Hease do not hesitate to call on my associa^ /K " vS * 

■y • r or me whenever we can be of any assistance. 



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Ifcu J* Edgar Hoover, Director 

Federal Bureau ef Investigation 

9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. N« V. 

tfe-hia-toa, B. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover 

I Thank you kindly for your tboughtfulnese in fevering as with an 
autographed copy of your book "festers of Deceit." 

■ I ahould like to congratulate you on this valuable and comprehensive 
I effort to arouse anew the national conscience to those sinister 
I forces which would destroy us. I shall prise this book for itself 
1 and particularly aa a reminder of you and the loyal, devoted and 

patriotic agents fros the Bureau's Hew York City office who perform 

duty at Caap Ssdth. 

All susasr long I aa in a position to observe the workings of your 
agents at Caep Sadth, and it is to you and the Bureau's eternal 
credit that they evidence the high degree of efficiency they do. 

It ie ay sincere wish that our fine relationship not only be 
continued, but if possible, drawn still closer. 



Sincerely^ 

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3£ajor General Ronald C. Brock 
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and Commanding General 
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Division of Military and Naval Affaire 
112 State Street 
Albany 7, New York 

Dear General: 

a was a pleasure to receive your cordial letter 
of June IS, 1958, offering congratulations upon my book, "Masters 
of Deceit." end I was dad to autograph a copy of it to you* Your 
very generous comments concerning this book are particularly 
encouraging to me, and your kind words regarding my associates 
who perform duty at camp smith are indeed gratifying. 

It is my desire that the splendid cooperation existing 
between members of your staff and personnel of our New York Office 
continue, and I want to extend my sincere thanks for the outstanding 
assistance you have rendered in the past. 

Sincerely yours, 

J« Edgar Hoover 



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. eka l b f Indianapolis , Indiana » telephone! 

m/JE Hew York frost Iridianapolis* She stated that she did not 
wish to bother our Indianapolis Office concerning instant natter 
Inasmuch as she had dealt -with me in the initial stages of 
Attempting to secure some financial backing to put copies of 
Mr, HOOVER 1 * hook ♦'Masters of Deceit" in all high schools in 
Indiana. She advised that the Veterans of Foreign Wars of 
Indiana have now collected §3*000.00 for the purchasing of copies 
of Instant book and placing them in all of the high schools in 
the State of Indiana* She indicated further it was the VFH plan 
to purchase the hooks and make an announcement to the newspapers 
trhey were placing them in the high school libraries but she had 
suggested to the VFW that they ask Mr* HOOVER to come to 
Indianapolis on either October 22nd or 25 th, preferably October 22nd, 
to spe ak* Urs* | | advised that the VFW and friends of Mrs* 



1 I would get out invitations to all of the teachers in Indiana 
to come to hear Kr. HOOVER speak* She advised that the Indiana 
State Teachers Convention convenes at Indianapolis, Indiana, on 
October 23rd and this would be an excellent opportunity for Kr* 
HOOVER to speak to members of this group and counteract what she 
felt was some liberal speakers *&o bad appeared in the past at 
these conventions* 

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forthcoming, .from the Indiana State Seachers Association hut would 
be forthcoming from the VFW with the thought in mind that they 
will invite all th e teachers to be present. It was pointed 
out to Mrs. I I that the Director's schedule is tremendously 
busy and that in all probability it would be impossible for 
him to come but that I would call her request to his immediate 
attention and alert him to the fa ct he would be receiving 

a letter from | I Indiana State Adjutant, VFW» 

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of ftha Director and the Bureau, and over a period of time 
have T>een most cooperative at Camp Smith in being of 
service to the NYO in carrying out its firearms training 
program. More recently they have been tremendously 
helnful with men, machines and materials in the process 
of relocating and building new ranges Xor the NYO. \ 

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17 October 1958 



Mr.| 

Agent in Charge 

FBI School of Instruction 

Camp Smith, Peekskill, N;Y. 

Dear Charlie;, 

I want to thank. you and the others who were so. kind in 
giving ne an autographed copy of J. Edgar Hoover* s book "Masters 
of -Deceit* 1 ,. 



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RESOLUTION PASSED AT 
NATIONAL CONVENTION 
THE AMERICAN LEGION 
AT CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 
ON SEPTEMBER 4, 1958 



WHEREAS, The American Legion has long been 
a vociferous and militant foe of international communism, and 
has fought continuously to alert the American people to the 
dangers inherent in this godless and atheistic philosophy, and 

WHEREAS, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
under the leadership of its Director, J. Edgar Hoover, has been 
in the forefront of the fight to prevent this foreign ideology from 
taking root in the American way of life, and Mr. Hoover has 
continuously warned the American people as to the dangers of 
apathy in this fight; now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that The American Legion in National 
Convention assembled, at Chicago, Hlinois, on September 1-4, 
1958, commend J. Edgar Hoover for his great service to the 
American people in writing "Masters of Deceit" which simply and 
succinctly exposed the fallacies of communism and will go far 
toward alerting the American people to its inherent dangers, 
dubious manipulations and lulling tactics; be it further 

RESOLVED, that all Legionnaires and all American 
Legion Posts, Districts and Departments are urged to encourage 
the widest possible distribution of "Masters of Deceit" and to see 
that copies are available in all school and public libraries; be it further 

RESOLVED, that we also commend J. Edgar Hoover 
for his forthright stand against the spread of juvenile delinquency. 








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The following was set forth in a letter from Assistant 
Director John P. Mohr to all SAC's? 

In telephonic conversation with various SAC's from 
time to time, I have had an opportunity of alerting the particu- 
lar SAC's of the fact that it is possible at this time for the 
Director to personally autograph copies of his book, "Masters of 
Deceit," for all employees. Some offices have taken advantage 
of this opportunity in a magnificent manner and the response has 
been tremendous, I thought it was only fair that I pass this 
opportunity on to all SAC's. 

All that is required is that you prepare a memorandum 
to the Director, pointing out that the employee has arranged to 
obtain a copy of the Director's book and asking the Director to 
autograph the particular copy to a relative or a very close 
friend. The form of the memorandum is not important and a great 
deal of time should not be devoted to it. It can be mimeographed, 
with appropriate spaces left blank for the employee to fill in. 
All the employee needs to do is to give the name of the person 
to whom he wishes to send the book and the address of the indivi- 
dual. The Director will autograph the book to the individual by 
name, indicating it with "best wishes" and sign it. 

Many employees have been considering this for their 
. Christmas purchases to members of their family or very close 
friends. If the eriiployae wants to present the book as a Christmas 
y present he should so indicate and the Director will indicate on 

^ the book, "Xmas 1958." If they want to present the book itrasedi- 
<i ately, he will then indicate on the book the date on x*hich he 
makes the actual autograph. 



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In (^king the solicitation of employees, you should 
not try to wait and obtain the results fxom the entire office 
but you should submit the results to the Bureau as soon as you 
get 20 or more requests from employees in your office. You 
snould give this your prompt and taediate attention because the 
Director can only do this if the requests are submitted immedi- 
ately find in sufficient time before Christmas so that it does 
not become an intolerable burden for him. If you have any 
questions at all in connection with this matter, you should get 
in touch with me immediately. *™*l* gee 

u -.J^* cost of the book t0 the employee is $2.95. This 
l^t, J! l° btai ? ed f Y oia the «**<>**« and submitted to the 
f?%£ *» ^® f n P lo ? ee s request. The Bureau will undertake 
to order the bocks and arrange to have them returned to the 

tifnf JSifif^E C ° t !l e P a 5 ticul£r ^Ployee. Your communica- 
Section ^dressed to Mr. M. A. Jones in the Crime Records 



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to : FILE (80-852) » A ": 12/1/58 

from : ASAC B. C. BROWN 
subject; MASTERS OF DECEIT 



At 5:45 PM, 11/28/58, Mr. | |of Crime Records 

called me with reference to letter aat4d 11/26/58 
directed to Mr. Tolson from ED RIGG, indicating that b6 
1,000 copies of the book, ;MASTERS OF DECEIT, were b?c 

being forwarded on consignm ent from Henry Holt & Co., 



383 Madison Ave. , NYC. Mr. requested that 

I call and ask them to forward tnese books to the 
Bureau immediately. 

Efforts to reach Henry Holt & Co. or Mr, Rigg 
following receipt/of above call on 11/28/58 and 11/29/58 
were unsuccessful. It is noted that there is no listing 
for EPGAR T. RI GG other than 383 ^Madison Ave., ;MU. 8-9100, 
which is the q'fflce of Henry Holt & Co. 

On 12/1/58,. Mr. RIGG's secretary, in his absence, 
advised the books were shipped by train from Kingsport, 
Tenn. , on Friday, 11/28/58 and' should be in Washington, 
D. C. , today, 12/1/58. This information was given to 
Mr. M. A. Jones at the Bureau. 



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DIRECTOR, TBI 
ATT: CRIME RECORDS 




11/21/58 



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Request for Autographed copy of, 
"Masters of Deceit" 







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35 JSast 30th Street, NYC, 



telephoned this ortice today to Inquire if she could impose 
upon the Director to the extent of asking him to autograph 
a copy oi Ms b ook, "Masters/6jfc Deceit" as a gift for her 
brother-in-law, I ] 609 Park Avenue, Falls / 



Church, Virginia^ She stated 
given a copy of "FBI Story" to [ 



last Christmas she had 

jand that this year 

she wo uld "like t o follow up with the Director's book. She^ 
stated | [ Is employed at the State Department with 
what is now the successor to the U. S. Information Service, 
He was formerly with Voice of America, and prior to that 
with the Vetera ns Administration. NYO indices are negative 
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It was suggested to Miss I ~l that she .might ^ant 
to drop a personal line to the Director along with a copy of 
"Mas ters of D eceit" with an appropriate request. In view of 
Miss | | apparent sincerity and admiration -for the Direc- 
tor, it is recommended favorable consideration be given her 
request. 



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Date: December 15, 1958 



Transmit the following! in _ 
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(Type in plain text or code) 




(Priority or Method of Moiling) 



ector, FBI 

••MASTERS OF DECEIT" 
"THE FBI STORY" 



Among the tremendous number of requests for auto- 
graphed. copies of above-captioned. books, many such requests were 
received too late for the Director to autograph in time to insure their 
return by Christmas. 

Therefore, unless advised to the contrary, these 
books will be retained at the Seat of Government to be autographed 
and returned after the first of the year. If any employee desires 
a refund or an unautographed copy, please advise the Bureau promptly, 
Attention: Crime Records Section. 






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December 30, 1958 



J, Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 



Yesterdayf 



l and Heinz Eisele, your two resident agents, brought 
me your autographed book Masters of Deceit. I was more than happy to 
receive the gift and wish to sincerely express my appreciation for sending 
it to me. 9 

Last evening I had the opportunity of reading some of the chapters an<j ..now 
*ox certain I will enjoy each page as I continue with it. 

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My association with men of your organization has existed for many years. bC 
The respect shown them by industry, business and the public at large, in 
this area, speaks more forcefully than I or anyone else can of the hi*h esteem 
we nave xor them for what they and their organization are doing for all of us. 

My xrongratulations to you for building and heading such a fine organization 
and my sincerest thanks again for the gift. i * 



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The Federal Bearing* Company, lac. 
Poughkeepaie, Hew York 



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Your litter of December 30, 195$, haa been receive* 
and I certainly appreciate your thougfatfulnese in writing. It was a 
pltaaure to autograph too copy of ' Maatara of D eceit" which wa* 
jpeeented to you by Special Agoata | | md Heina Elaele, 

I am gratifiad by your kind commenU about tha book 
and my repreeentatives with whom yon have had coatacte. It in indeed 
encouraging to know that thay ara raapactad in your community. 

Sincerely youra, 



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Louis B. Nichols 

350 FIFTH AVENUE 

-VEVYOHKI r KKWTORK 



January 20, 195? 



Dear Mr. Hoover: 

. x, 1 0ne of the original members of the 
Austin/tanf ield Committee of the A merican Ba r 
.Association on Communist Tactics isl 



duPont Building, Miami 3VriorTda. 



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■ , . , ; .and stated that he 

naa nad enough of Brookl yn and wanted to get to 
the sunny South, whicJh^c^un^for his starting 
the practice of law if Maimi. 4e ds a two-fisted 
person, very sound andSs^ne^arid Is thoroughly 
imbued with the Bureau. He read "Masters of 
| Deceit", went on the Alan Courtney radio program 
J and spoke for three hours on it, and states he 
* had a rery nice letter from you. 

He mentioned that his copy is all 
warfced up. He had hoped that he could get by 
Washington to pick up a new copy of the book 
.and tare you autograph it for him. J told him 
II would be glad to get a copy and ask you to 
I autograph it and send it on to him j n Miam i. 
I am enclosing ray check for same. | l has 

been a bulwark of strength on this special com- 
mittee and has been very helpful to me personally. 

Best wishes and kind regards. $ "(SS-f-fa 



Sincerely, 






Honorable J. Edgar Hoover 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 



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Miami 32, Florida 

Doar Mr. 



Mr* Louis B. Nichols has informed ra& of your 
desire to have an autographed copy of my took, "Masters o! 
Deceit* " It U indeed a pleasure for me to comply with your 
request, and X am forwarding the book under separate cover* 

Please do not fall to let Mr* Lee O* Teague, 
Special Agent in Charge of our Miami Diviaicm, or me know 
whenever we can be of service to you. 

Sincerely yours. 

J. Edgar Hoover 



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Januarys, 1959 



I was Indeed pleased to receive your cordial 
note of January 21, 1959, In which you commented so favorably 
concerning my book, "Masters olJ)eceit." 

Your generous remarks are most encouraging, 
and 1 do appreciate your thoughtfulness In writing. I am glad 
that my views on the menace of communism merited your approval. 

^tneerely yours, 

J. Edgar Hetovar 



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9/16/59 37-59 



"Master 3 of Deceit" 



»4m - - \ Bureau has suggested that personnel who desire to 
£S +Z "tographed copies of captioned book for Christmas presents 
get their orders in .early. Such orders may be placed by our per- 

in Mr. RING'S office. 



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' -' Los Aagele* 24, California 



It wa» most rewarding to Jest* from 
your thoughtful not* of September 18 that yon found 
the coverage ol "The TBI Story ' ia the nvettigator 
of «uch interest* As yo* suggested, I am having 
»o?oralcp£lii_ofjhja paWlcatloa delivered to 



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With warmest regards t o 1 b ad 
Sincerely, 



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, 2 *• New York - Enclosures (4) 
< ATTENTION SAG Enclosed are four copies of the September 
Issue of "The Investigator." Yoiighonld have these deUvered 



promptly to Me. 




with my compliments. 






'KOEA'Eu.. 



SEP ^1959 

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Oj^wtf NLemwanduin ■• united sottes government 

TO s -FILE (80-852) DATB: 10/12/59 

rROM ' SAC, NYC 

subject: "MASTERS OP DECEIT" 

Qn 10/8/59, SAC LaughTin called to advise that Cardinal 

I l at .Boston was interested in securing some Spanish 
edition copies of the book, MASTERS OF DECEIT, and requested 
that I contact the publisher to determine where same might be 
obtained. 1 called EDWARD RIGG of Henry Holt & Co., and he be 
advised that the Spanish edition had been published by 
EDITQBIAL-LETBAS. S.A., Donato Guerra #9, Mexico D.F., and 



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that I lot h3s company would get In touch with 

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Cardinal I I directly and assist him in obtaining 

such copies as he required. SAC Laughlin was so advised. 



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(E) "MASTERS OP DECEIT" — The Bureau has received a number 
of inquiries in connection with the Spanish edition of "Masters 
of Deceit." Those offices which have a large Spanish-speaking 
population should give consideration, during routine contact 
on other business matters, to mentioning to leaders of Spanish 
groups, newspaper officials connected with Spanish newspapers 
with whom we have friendly contact, and other sources of like 
nature, the fact that "Masters of Deceit" Is now available In 
a Spanish-language edition. The title is "Maestros Del Engano." 
It is published by Editorial Letras. The address of Editorial 
Letras is Avenida Morelos, Number 45, Mexico 1, D. F^ The 
telephone number of Editorial Letras Is 21-69-39. In> correspond- 
ing with Editorial Letras. inquiries should be directed to Mr. 
I L "Maestros Del Engano" sells for 

$2.50 In American currency. 

I2/22/59 

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1/26/60 



SAC, HEW YORK 



PHOTOGRAPH OP DIRECTOR HOOVER 
COPY OP MASTERS OP DECEIT 



This communication is a request for an autographed 
photograph of the Director. 

MrJ : ' I 

Radio Corporation of America, Rockefeller Center, New York, N. Y., 
stated that he admired Mr, HOOVER and, would consid er it an honor 
to have his photograph If that were possible, Mr. I I advised 
that lie had taken three separate tours of the .facilities of the 
PBI which are given at the Seat of Government for the general 
public. He also said he wrote letters to the Director commending 
these tours, and received' acknowledging letters from the Director, 
which letters he values highly. 



It Is felt that Mr. I l is a person who sincerely 
admires Mr. HOOYER and the PBI. It is, therefore, respectfully 
requested that a photograph of Mr. HOO VER » inscribed to Mt>- an d 
Mrs. j_ Tbe tran smitted to SA | | at 



the UYO for Mr. 



It is also desired that a copy of the book "Masters of 
Deceit" T>e inscribed in this manner . Enclosed is a check to cover 
the cost of the book. (Check of SA 
1/22/60, In the amount of $2.95). 



, dated 



The Indices of the JfYO were checked for both 
With negative results. 



The above comments of Mr. 



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RiQUi3ST ISK AUTOGRAPiED COPY. /^ 

Of "MASTERS OS PSJCEXT" AKD " , 

PHOTOGRAPH 

RESEARCH (CRIME R3C0HDS) 






Re Bureau alrtel to Haw "York dated 2/2/00. 
At Newark, N.J. 



. Identification Officer. Newark. 

N.J. Police pepartment, "on 2/4/00, furnished the following 
information from the records of the Newark Police Department: 



Newark. 3f.J . f had been arrested 2/28/SS by offloe«i[ 



unbar 



was [ 



I charged With Assault and Batt ery. The Complainant 

)(fliark. N,J. The dis~ 

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position was indicated in the records as 

probation for one year 2/28/35 by Judge DUVi^iiCi' of Family Court. 



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jSupervlsor of Records. Mmex County 

Probation Office, fissex County Hall of Records, on 2/4/60," 
furnished the following information from microfilm records 
Maintained in her office: 



on [ . 

2/28/35 by Judge [ 



ESmmJl County Probation Department Case Number 



.Indicated she was placed on probation 
J family Court, Newark, H.J., for a 



with Assault and Rettery, Complainant 



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period of one year. She had been ary ymtaa g/as/a& ehaggad 

Ping company with the Complainant's husband. 1 " 
f The Complainant had accosted her h usband an d! 



e Complainant' alleged that \Z 

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been keep ing company" with the" Complainant** husban 



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n t.hft company of 



. . . Jshe had %2en p asmattlted by 

The conditions of probation were that i Lrttflbrt 



to the Probation Office and avoid the company Of 



, |bas boon discharged from probation 3/34/30 

and the Pronation Office reported that she and apparently 
lived up to the terms of her probation and had been residing 
with her parents, who indicated that her beha vior had been " 
satisfactory. It was indicated that I I had been employed 
Steadily by I. 1**1* Cigar Company (city not Indicated) during 
the entire p eriod of probation* According to a statement 

furnished Dy J | on 3/2/35, she was one of fourteen children 

ill 



and had received a sixth grade e ducation nt iBgejch am school. 



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were of Portuguese descent, residing in Me wark* K»J «, and sere 
receiving relief fro* the city of Newark. | | had furnished 
the following descriptive data} 



.Race: 

Sex! 

Date of Birth: 

Place of Birtht 

Height: 

Height! 



White 



4» 10" 
10S lbs. 
Single 



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Bureau of identification, on J/4/60, furnished the following 
in formation: 



£ssex County Number of 

Newark, N.J f , had been arrested 2/28/36 



joy xno Jiewara ponce Department, charged with assault and Battery. 
Disposition was reflected as one year probation, imposed by 
Ta sily Court, The following descriptive data was furnished 

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Base: 

Sex: 

Bate of Birth! 

Place of Birth: 

Height: 

Weight: , 

Eyes: 

Hair: 

Complexion: 

Build: 



White 

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106 lbs. 

Brown 

Brown 

Fair 

medium 



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Marital Status} 
Occupation: 



Single 

factory sork 

Birthmark left side of neck 



there «as no record as of 2/4/00 at the Crodlt 
Bureau pg Greater .Nesarki Xne«, Newark, H.J., for 

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Current telephone directories and city directories 
covering Kearny, N. J., failed to reflect a listing for Pollak 
Manufacturing ^ospany of Kearny, fl.J. 

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REQUEST FOR AUTOGRAPHED COPY 

OF "MASTERS OF DECEIT" AND 

PHOTOGRAPH 

RESEARCH (CRIME RECORDS) 

Be New York letter, 1-26-60, one copy of which is enclosed for 
the information of the Newark Division. 



The files of t he Identific ation Division reflect that one,[ 
] FBINumber[ 



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t t ]was arrested at Newark, New Jersey, 

2-28-35 on a charge of "A. and B." One copy of the Identification Record for 
this individual Is also transmitted herewith to the Newark and New York Offices. 



In view of the possibility that 



Imay be identica 



with the wife of | | no action is being taken at this time with regard to 

the copy of "M asters of Deceit, " and photograph requested for presentation to 
Mr. 



The files of the Newark Office should be reviewed concerning 
these individuals and if necessary, a limited discreet inquiry, consisting of re- 
view of credit and criminal records, and contact with logical established s ources, 
should be conduct ed for the purpose of determining if \ I FBI 

Number 



, , is identical with. J&fcsJ [Under no circumstances 

should these individuals or any members oi .uiuir lamuy become aware of the 
Bureaus interest. 

Results of this inquiry should be reported under the above caption 

to reach the Bureau by 2-10-60. Jfe?"^ 5 ** 5 " ' &^^ 

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PLAIN TEXT 



TO: 

FROM: 

SUBJECT: 



DIRECTOR, FBI 

SAC, NEW YORK (80-852) 



REQUEST FOR AUTOGRAPHED COPY 

OF ,f MASTERS OF DECEIT" AND 

PHOTOGRAPH 

RESEARCH (CRIME RECORDS) 

ReBulet to New York, 2/2/60 and Newark alrtel to 
Bureau, 2/9/60, 



SA[ 



acquainted with Mrs 

of Mr. I I conducted by SA 

the following information: 

Mr* and Mrs. 



] advised he is not personally 
howeve r, .a discreet interview 
on 2/16/60 established 



a£_age. Mr. 



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were married two years ago, Mrs, 

s S'll 1 ' tall, weighs 16 5 pounds and is 39 years 
Jadvised that Mrs. 



was born in 



and had never lived or visited the New York area before 



their marriage. 

In view of Instructions contained in reBulet to the 
effect these indivi duals should not become aware of the Bureau's 
interest, SA| [ did not attempt to secure detailed i nformation. 



[ 



A comparison of the description of 



DOB 



and the above information obtained from Mr. 



t contained in re gfwggg alrte l, 



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Ho further investigation will bo conducted by 
the HYO, VACB* It should bo noted previous attcnpts wore 
Bade to contact tfcs I I to obtain this i nformatio n f 
the Bureau* a use in this taatterj however,- fft% I I did 



b6 



] to obtain this i nformatio n for 

..._ . ™;terj however,- fft% I I did 

not return froa a business trip to San Francisco until 2/13/60, 



at which tioo the above •csentioned interview was arranged, 



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TANBA^O FORM NO* $4 



Office TAemorct/nduTn • united states government 




to i SAC, New York <80-852) 



om : Director, FBI 



date: February 23, 1960 



SUBJECT '. 






REQUEST FOR AUTOGRAPHED COPY 

OF "MASTERS OF DECEIT" AND PHOTOGRAPH 

RESEARCH (CRIME RECORDS) 



Reurairtel 2-17-60. 



There are being transmitted to you, under separate 
cover, one copy of "Masters of Deceit" and one of my photographs, 
both of which ha ve been autographed In a ccordance with the request 




of Special Agent[ 
furnished Mr. 



They should be immediately 



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Hew York, New 3for)c 



Mr.[ 



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he would be. in Washington on 9/6/60 with NORMAN VINCENT 2EALE 
on church business* He stated that "he -was extremely in- 
terested in meeting the Director of the FBI. and requested 
if this would be, possible. He /stated that his schedule 
would permit him to visit the Director Tie tween 3:00 p.m. ■' 
and ^i3Q V*w* on p/B. He did not "know if .Reverend PEAI£ 
also desired to visit the Director.. but did state that it 
Was a strong possibility, . Reverend PJSAtE is presently 
overseas and will "not return until shortly "before this 
contemplated journey to Washington so that this issue 
cannot be resolved-. 



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contributing factor to the television publicity, received 
by this offi ce from the n ational Broadcasting Company. 
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I lias received a photograph of the 
Director and also has received a letter of commendation 
in connection i*ith his assistance on the televising of 
the "Ten Most Wanted" fugitives. 



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DIRECTOR, FBI 8/29/60 

ATTN.: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR C. D. DeLOACH 

SAC, HEW YORK 



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Assistant comptroller 

RCA, UYC / . 

REQUEST TO VISIT THE DIRECTOR y^ 

ReBulet 2/£$/6o and NYairtel 2/17/60. 

Mr. I l advlsed that he would be in 

Washington on 9/8/60 wit h the Rev erend NORMAN VINCENT PEALE 



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on church business. Mr. | | expressed a desire and a 
deep Interest In meeting tne Director If this would be 
possible. He stated that his sched ule was f ree from 
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on 9/8. Mr. I I stated further 
that he was aware of the pressure of business and the full 
schedule that the Director has, Tmt he stated he would b6 
feel greatly honored if it were possible for him to meet 
with the Director sometime between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
on 9/8. He did not know if the "Reverend PEALE also 
desired to visit the Director but stated that lie felt sure 
that he possibly would. The Reverend PEALE is presently 
overseas and will not return until shortly before this 
contemplated Journey to Washington, so that it will not 
be possible at this time to determine Reverend TEALE'S 
wishes in the matter. 



M*- I I was a strong contributing factor 
to the television publicity received by.frMa office from 



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the National Broadcasting Company. Mr. | I has 

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received a photograph of the Director and also has 
received a letter of commendation in connection with his 
assistance in televising the "Ten Most Wanted" fugitives. 




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PROPOSED 'VISIT WITH THE DIRECTOR ON 9/8/60* 

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< Mr.' EDWAHD SEMPER, bureau .Sup^rvisotfj telephonicall*y 
advised 9/1/60 that an appoin tment had been arranged with 
the iDirecfcor tor 'Mr/.L '' - — - ^ - - 



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""be advised to go 



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'Visor KEMPER* instructed that Hr. 

to the 9th and Pennsylvania, entrance so the .Justice JBuiiding, 
announce .himself to the tour man, then go to, Room 5b33 and 
ask for Mr. ICEMPER. It was also asked, if possible* to , 
determine If he was to be accompanied by 'the Reverend 
GORMAN VINCENT PEAtE on his ^/isit to the director, , 



On 9/1/^0 :Mr . 



was ^advised "o'f the 
a"bove, at -which time..he -s-casea una-c the Reverend PEAfcE 
had not returned from* abroad and as soon as possible he 
would determine Reverend fEALE^S wishes and advise t;his 
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INFORMATION CONCERNING 



]- "MASTERS OF DECEIT" 



Assistant Director DE LOACH on 9/22/60 requested 
that two onp fAa ftf "Maftfera o f Deceit" be purchased and .. 
delivered to I \ Room 305* 31 Chambers Street,' 

jregU* The two bo#ks were purchase3*9/22/60 '£ rom t he Carlet on 
TSook Shop at a cost of $8 .00 and delivered to Mr., 
on .9/22 at 1:35 p.m. 

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advised that his. request was executed. 



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DIRECTOR, FBI $/l6/60 

ATTENTION: CRIME RECORDS SECTION 

JSAC, NEW YORK ■ 

"MASTERS OP DECEIT" 

CJBSMICAL WARFARE SERVICE, VETERANS .ASSOCIATION* 
^UraSTONr^EW " YORK 
PURCHASE OF "MASTERS OF DECEIT" 

There is enclosed herewith a copy of the bulletin 
printed by the Chemical Warfare Service Veterans Association 
In Kingston, New York wherein there appears an item announcing 
that paid membership in this organization as of August, i960 
will be rewarded with a gift of "Masters Of Deceit" with the 
compliments of the Chemical Warfare Service Veterans Association. 

This item, which appears on page 1 of the enclosed 
bulletin describes the Director 1 s book in very laudatory terms. 

This matter 13 being brought to the attention of 
the Bureau for its information. 

I have Instructed the resident agent assigned to 
the ter ritory which covers the Kingston, NeK Yo rk area to 
contact [ | to express the , 

Bureau's appreciation for this program to comoat Communism 
by the study of "Masters of Deceit . 

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"Masters of Deceit" 

During Christmastime consideration should be * 
given to presenting copies of "Masters of Deceit" to 
valuable and approved sources of the office. Autographed 
t^lL?L^^L°L ^ Qlt " ■" b * ** &** by submitting 



the request through Miss 



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JOHN MOHR 

December 2, 1960 

PERSONAL 

Dear Harvey: 3Q fk ' 

First, I want to express my personal thanks to ydu> 
and to the employees of your office for the magnificent response 
of the field and the Seat of Government employees to my letter of 
September 29, 1960, In that letter I advised you of the Director's 
willingness to autograph copies of "Masters of Deceit" for employees 
or relatives and friends of employees so the book might be given as 
a gift at Christmastime. The response was so overwhelming that it 
has taken a great portion of Mr* Hoover's time to autograph books 
requested by employees and I feel at this time that it is too near 
Christmas to burden the Director with further requests. 

All requests received as of Friday, December 2, 1960, 
will be handled. One of 2 procedures will be used on requests 
received after December 2, 1960, as follows: 

1. The requested copies of "Masters of Deceit" will be 
sent to you not autographed. 

2. Your request will be recorded and held so that the books 
can be autographed at some date subsequent to January 1, 1961. 

If you or the employees of your office have sent in 
requests for books that would arrive at the Bureau after Friday, 
December 2, 1960, please advise me which of the 2 procedures, cited 
above, you desire us to follow. This does not preclude any employee 
from requesting autographed copies of "Masters of Deceit" at some 
future date. 

Let me take this opportunity to wish for you and the 
employees of your office a Happy Holiday Season and a most successful 
New Year. Please express to the employees m 
orders they sent in requesting autographed copj 

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date: 12/14/60 



FROM 



T. JOHN BRQWNFIELD, SUPERVISOR, #12 



subject: "MASTERS OF DECEIT" 

On 12/12/60^ Supervisor DON MORRELL, Bureau,, 
callea and .requested that NY determine as soon as possible 
the individual at Pocket Books, Inc., who would be the 
proper recipient of a letter from the Bureau concerning 
the publication of paperback editions of "Masters of 
Deceit". Mr. MORRELL stated that he knows that Pocket 
Books, Inc., is the firm that put out the paperback 
edition of "Masters of Deceit", but he needs the name of 
a ranking official at that company in order to address 
properly an official communication from the Bureau to 
that Xirm. 

During the morning of -12/13/60,, I spoke with 
Mr. ®QLIM^ADBURX n of Rolt^JEttaehAEfcA .Winston, 383 Madison. 
Avenue , MU; 8-9100, and posed this question inasmuch as this 
latter firm published the hardback edition of "Masters of 
Deceit". 

Mr.. J3RADBURY stated that correspondence to Pocket 
Books, Inc.; correctly should be addressed to Mr. FREEMAN 
LEWIS, Executive Vice President^ J>ocket JBoete^I&c,.^ 
"530 ' 'FjCf €ft~A venue "/ "New J Yprk7~Uew Yor k 

At :i0:00 a.m.; 12/13/60, the above was called 
to Mr. MORRELL, who expressed his appreciation. 



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TO S&C NEW ,HORK 

NEW YORK VIA WASHINGTON 
FROM SAC *■& CINCINNATI 

} MASTERS OP "DECEIT IN PAPER COVER, NOT THE HARD BACK BOOS, 
IS ALLEGEDLY PUBLISHED BY POCKET BOOKS, INCORPORATED, SIX THIRTY 
. FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY. THE BOOK ALLEGEDLY SELLS FOR FIFTY 
CENTS'. IF POSSIBLE PLEASE ARRANGE FOR THREE HUNDRED TO BE SHIPPED 
TO SAC CINCINNATI, PERSONAL ATTENTION AT A COST OF ONE HUNDRED 
FIFTY DOLLARS AND HAVE BILL SUBMITTED TO SAC. IF ANY DIFFICULTY 
SURAD. 
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"MASTERS OP DECEIT" 
PAPER COVERED BACK 



Three hundred copies of "Masters of Deceit" , paper 
covered edition, were ordered f rom, Pocketbooks, Inc», 630 
Fifth Avenue, NYC. These bo^ks will be delivered to you 
within one week. 

The bill wil) be ..forwarded directly to you 
personally. 

Note: These books were Ordered by SA EUGENE A, FENELON 
through Miss I | os Pocketbooks, Inc. on 1/16/61. 

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.FROM CI 

MASTERS OF DECEIT, .PAPER COVERED BACK. RE YOUR -ABflfBL -FEBRUARY ' ONE 
SIX ADVISING THAT THREE HUNDRED ORDERED FROM POCKETBOOKS, INC. SIX 
THIRTY FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY , TO BE DELIVERED IN ONE WEEK. 1 
AM SEPARATELY IN RECEIPT LETTER FEBRUARY ONE SIX, ONE NINE SIX ONE 
FROM EMERSON C EGBERT, MANAGER, EASTERN SALES DIVISION, POCKETBOOKS, 
ADVISING THESE ARE OUT OF PRINT BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE ACTON ON 
FEBRUARY TWO SEVEN. THIS IS; ZOO LATE. CANCEL ORDER. IT WAS INTENDED 
THESE BOOKS WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED AT A MEETING HERE ON .FEBRUARY TWO 
THREE. APPRECIATE COOPERATION. 



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OFFICE HAS BEEN ADVISED THAT 




COMPANY, TWO EIGHT THREE TWO SPRING GROVE AVENUE, CINCINNATI, 
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LUGBAUER'S BRIDAL DIVISION 

EIGHT NORTH SECOND AVENUE 
MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK 

February 8, 1961 



Honorary J. Edgar Hoover, 

Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. 0. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 



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Recently your assistant director, Mr. Cartha D. DeLoach, gave 
the National Institute of Drycleaning a very inspiring and 
interesting speech entitled "The Four Marching Columns . 
With such intelligent and inspiring men in the field represent- 
ing your organization it is no wonder you have amassed such 
wonderful records for arrests and convictions. 

At the climax of Mr. DeLoach' s speech, the President of the 
N.I.D. made mention that they were going to purchase and 
distribute a certain amount of copies of your book, Masters 
of ;Deceit". Since communism is such an increasingly dangerous 
' reat to our freedom, we would like to follow suit and 
rchase six copies for distribution to Mount Vernon's 
or and Senior High Schools. 

I 'personally cannot think of a better way to serve our 
community. Which brings to mind another fact you know 
about already. Recently a raid was made in Mount Vernon 
and a cashe of S-% million dollars worth of dope was 
uncovered. I am wondering if you could suggest any 
books that explain the horrors of the drug in laymen s 
language. Any if your suggestions will be carefully 
followed up. 

Please advise me to whom and where I may make my check payable. 
Again, Mr. Hoover, I wish to take this 'opportunity to commend 
you and the men in your department for Jobs well done, in 
preserving justice. 

Very truly yours, 



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Mr. l | 

Lugbauers Briaai division 
Lugbauers and Sons 
Eight North Second Avenue 
Mount Vernon, New York 



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I have received your letter of February 8, 1961, in 
which you request information concerning the purchase of six copies of 
my book, "Masters of Deceit. M We do not maintain a supply of these 
books for distribution. You may be able to obtain them from a local 
book store} however, if this is not possible you may wish to contact 
the publisher, Holt, Binehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, 
New York 17, New York, who should be able to accommodate you. 

You can be certain that Mr. DeLoach and X appreciate 
your kind comments regarding the speech which he gave before the 
National Convention of the National Jhstttute of Drycleaning on 
Februarys, 1961, Your generous remarks are most welcome, and 
you may be cure we were pleased to be of service to you in this matter. 

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Although I would like to assist you in obtaining material 
explaining drug addiction, matters of this nature are not within the 
jurisdiction of the FBI. You may wish to communicate with the 
Commissioner, Bureau of Narcotics, United States Treasury Depart- 
ment, 1300 E Street, Northwest, Washington, D. C, in this regard. 



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2904 Bighwood Avenue, 



Dallas, Texas, has acmseci us thaffor the past few weeks 
lie has tried unsuccessfully to procure co pies ol the paper* 
beck edition of "Jtfasters of Deceit," Mr. | H bas indicated 
that news dealers have told him that they have the book on 
hack order and have been unable to obtain additional copies 
from the publisher. X thought you should know of this 
matter In order that steps may be taken to correct the 
situation., 



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Mr. Harvey G. Foster 
Federal. Bureau of Investigation 
New York, New York 

Dear Harvey: 



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Reur r/s 1-27-61. 

12-20-60 request. Book autographed to| 
is being mailed to you today (The FBI Story). 




1-3-61 request. (The FBI Story). T his book was to 



have been autographed to | | The policy has 

now been changed and this book, like all others in the future, will "" ""' 
be "autographed only. " When the Director returned to his desk 
after Christmas there was a backlog of some 250 books for him to 
autograph. With the change in administration, the work in his 
office was so terrific that he could only autograph 10 books each 
day. The requests continued to come in from the field offices, and 
he reached a point where he could not even autograph 10 per day. 
This week when he found there were still more than 200 awaiting 
his autograph, he decided it was Jist too much of a burden and he would, 
in the future, sign only his name in the books. There may be a few, 
but very few, exceptions to this rule. We have not received any auto- 
graphed books from his office in more than 2 weeks, as the work load 
has been too heavy for him to autograph books. I am sure you will 
understand his position. 

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1-16-61 request. Our records show that 8 copies of 
"Masters of Deceit, "not autographed, were mailed to your office on 
1-18-61. 

12-9-60 request. Book was to have been autographed to 

| -will be sent'autographed only'as explained previously. 




12-13-60 request. No request bearing this date can be 

located. Please send the names which- appeared on the 12J?C^§ ( 05— — - - . 

request and we will check again to ascertain whether copi^Uv^biiff^ ' 
autographed or not. ' 



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12-14-60 request. There were 2 copies of "Masters 
of Deceit" requests o n this date: one t o l and the other 

" I Th ese 2 books were sent up 



to Lieutenant Colonel 
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returned. We held this book thinking the book to Lieutenant Colonel 



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together rather than break an order. Due to the fact that the 
Director now will place only his name in the bo oks, we are for- 
warding the copy autographed to j [t o you today. 



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1-13-61 request. This book was to have been auto- 
graphed to Thomas K. Skinner. It will eventually be sent to you with 
only the Director's autograph as explained above. 

I regret that the situation has been such that it has • 
»not been possible to get these autographed books to you at an earlier 
date. We have done all we could possibly do, but the change of 
administration has worked such a burden upon the Director's office 
that it has simply been impossible for him to autograph more than 
he has done. I trust this information will be satisfactory to you. 



With kind regards, 



Sincerely, , 



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Bernard M. Suttler 
inspector 



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DIRECTOR, *BJ 



SAC, DALLAS 



Attention: Crlfae Records 



"MASTERS OF DECEIT" 



I have previously advised the Bureaux)* the fact 
that the Dallas School System had ordered 10,000 copies of the 
paper bound edition of "Masters of Deceit 11 . Also, I understand 
that the paper bound editions in Dallas, are continually sold out 
at the various news stands* .^,.,„ 




6/29/6; 




On 6/29/61 Mr, 



,2904 Highwbod Ave. /Ballad, 



called me and stated he has tried in vain for two or three weeks 
to get a dozen copies of the paper back edition of "Masters of 
Deceit H and each news dealer has indicated to him that they have b6 
the book on back order and can't seem to get additional copies b7 
fro m Pock et Books, Inc., 1 West 39th Street, Hew York 18, N. Y. 
Mr. I I stated he felt that perhaps someone was trying to 



deliberately hold back the mass production of this book, which 
he felt was the finest book of its kind ever written. He 
indicated that he was going to write letters to someone, and he 
was not specific as to who this would be, trying to get some 
action lor the mass publication of this book. 

The foregoing is for the Information of the Bureau 
and if is respectfully suggested that perhaps the New York 
Office could contact Pocket Books,, Inc. and suggest to them 
that any back orders from the Dallas area be expedited in view 
of the intense interest in this book in the Dallas area. 



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On 11/8/61 Mr. FRANK PRICE, SAC, San Francisco, 
asked if I would get in touch with HENRY HOLT, of 
HOLT, RKNEHART, WINSTON & COMPANY, and see what 
arrangements could be made for the purchase of "Masters — »«£ *° 
of Deceit" in approximately 1000 copies by some 5 — %f* « 
civic minded people in San Francisco. He mentioned he—ggy JJ 
was hopeful that they could be secured at a little les ^__ 
than the $2.95 employee price. *I advised him I would -' 
check and call him, if not that night, then on ll/o/oll ' — 

Subsequently, .1 got in touch with Ur. RIOQ, who 
said that HENRY HOLT had passed away some time ago, but 
that he would get the information I desired and call me back. 



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"Masters of Deceit" 

For information, the Board of Education in 
Hew York State has designated the Director's book as an 

appropriate textbook from which to teach Communism in 

* New York State schools. & 

I Personnel should be alert for any individuals f 

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"MASTERS OF DECEIT" 
PAPER COVERED BACK 



Please determine the lowest possible rate for 
purchase of 12,000 copies of paper-back edition of 
"MASTERS OF DECEIT," from EMERSON C. EGBERT, Manager, 
Eastern Sales Division, Pocketbooks, Inc., 630 Fifth 
Avenue, New York City* 



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contacted the writer at approximately 9:30 AM on 1/8/62 and 
inquired as to any suggestions that we may have re the 
distribution of the Director's .book "Masters of Deceit (paper 
back editions) on a nationwide basis to industrial concerns. 



It was explained to Mr. i | that we have had 
an association with the Nassau County American Legion on this 
book, however, it was not believed that we could offer any 
nationwide list of industrial concerns.. 



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indicated that he intended to contact 
our headquarters to see if they could offer any assistance 
at which time .Mr. | ~| advised that he would do so, 

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subject: "MASTERS OF DECEIT" 



SAC EVERETT J. -INGRAM of the Knoxville Office 
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friend and contact of the Knoxville Office had ordered 625 
paper-back copi es of "Masters of Deceit" from Pocket books. Inc, 



This contact is 



Public Safety 



at Kingsport, Tennessee. — He is a National Academy 'graduate and 
is very active in the American Legion. The American Legion at 
Kingsport plan to give a copy to each member of the graduation 
class of the high school in the .Kingsport area. They are to 
graduate on or about 5/1S/62. 

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Post No. 3 of the American L egion. Box 66, Kingsport, Tennessee, 
attention, | 



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check, the books would be forwarded. Mr. I ~| was curious 
as to why he would be called by Affiliated Publishers when he 
ordered the books from Pocketbooks, Inc. He did not know the 
background of Affiliated Publishers, and accordingly, Mr. INGRAM 
asked us to check to see if we could not have the books forwarded 
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FROM 



SUPERVISOR THOMAS. F. RING 



subject:- MASTERS OF DECEIT 



Mr?,| I in Mr. TOLSON's office called the 

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woman who runs the book shop at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. 
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Dear Mr, 



tour letter of July 6, 1962, has toett received, and 
I am glad to know of your interest In my book, "Wasters of Deceit. " 

With respect to your inquiries, I am unable, as a 
matter of policy, to offer any suggestions relative to available 
publications such as you mentioned; however, you may be sure 
your letter will be placed in the files of this Bureau for record 
purposes. 

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In connection with your request to obtain a letter 
from postal authorities, you may desire to contact The Honorable, 
The Postmaster General, Washington 25, D. C. 

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Sincerely yours, 

Je ^Bagar Jioover ' ■ 

,' John Edgar Hoover 

Director 



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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director 

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7/ashington, "D. C. 



Dear Hr. Hoover: 

As a news editor^ and commentator who at times deals with 
the subject of communism, mostly based on reports and hearings of the 
House Committee on Un-American Activities, the Senate Internal Security 
Subcommittee, and authoritative books such as your "Masters of Deceit" x 
I am .inclined to believe that this valuable source of information shoulo. 
be suwolemented with a subscription to outright communist literature so 
that x* might know and keep up with the current Communist Party line and 
receive up-to-date information as to tvhat" projects the U.S. Communists 
are pushing propagandawise. 

However, before I undertake to put myself on the mailing 
list of a subversive publication, I would appreciate: 

a---A written statement from the FBI indicating that 
the Bureau is aware of my being on such a mailing list and my reasons for 

same. 

b — Home advice from you as to which Communist publication •' 
would be most Informative in that regard, and where it would be obtained. 
I had 'oeen considering the Y/orker. „ ? 

Anything I say or do as a result of having access to this , 
.reading material would be done in a responsible manner.. I am fully aware 
of your statement last year to the effect that it must 1 not be assumed that 
every person who agrees with some .phase of the current Communist Party 
line is ipso facto a Communist. 

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Also, would it be possible to have a communication from the 
Post Office Department indicating its awareness of my being' on any such ■ 
mailing list?* A , v ,,, .„...<« ?r - be 

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In the event that I go ahead with this , I would have the 
publication delivered J -^~-i- -*- iu?^..^. n~«..- «"*« 

Montana. 



to my home address at 1*85 Eldorado Driwe Billings ^ 

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7TH AND- WALL STREETS • LOS ANGELES. CALIFORNIA 
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October ,20, 1962 



Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of ^ 

Investigation • r» -» 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I consider it a privilege to have been a .recipient 
iOf your message to the Ulith International Convention of the 
American Legion. I have read your "Masters of Deceit", and 
in the last two years I have become increasingly aware of 
the growing national and international communism "problem. 
1 In my own small way, I have attempted to lend my personal 
'energy to attempt to eradicate this menace'. 

My business has enjoyed the Los Angeles FBI service 
contract for a great number of years. I had the pleasure of 
(knowing one of your assistants quite well — John Kalone. 

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I My kindest and warmest personal regards to you, sir, 
|and may I express my appreciation for the outstanding perform- 
jance of you as a director, both in the past, present and 
! future. 

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Mr. 



I have received your letter of October 20th, 
with enclosure, and appreciate your interest in my book, 
"Masters of Deceit. '♦ 

Your .kind remarks concerning my efforts 
as Director of the TBI are most encouraging", and I want to 
take this opportunity to express my thanks for your thought- 
fulness in writing. It is my hope that our future endeavors 
will warrant your continued approval. 

Enclosed is some literature on the topic of 
communism 2 trust you will find to be of interest. You may 
also wish to obtain a copy of my new book, "A Study of 
Communism, " in which I have analyzed totalitarian methods 
and contrasted them with life in a free country. It should be 
available in your local libraries or bookstores* 

Sincerely yours, 



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wmte Plains, UevYqrfr 
April 10, 1963 



Mr. B. J. Hoover, Director I 

.Federal bureau of Investigation \ 

United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D. C. , 1 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

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I recently had the pleasure of reading your book "Masters 
,of Deceit" and enjoyed the truthful unveiling of the Ctomunist nenace. 
3he inpression nade is a lasting one and 1 vant to thank you for the \ 
authentic .knowledge you have given &e. 



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However, as you have explained, because this plague w&ll \ 
be vith us 'until ve vin, the sooner all of our present and futur^Jidulti 
are alerted, the wore secure our nation shall be. ,40 ! 1 

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To accelerate our victory I feel the entirety of your bookn ;' 
should be published in serial forra in all the daily and Sunday ngtfS- '' 
papers throughout our nation and in those foreign countries vher^these , \ 
papers are issued. Also, vould suggest copies of the book be rare .avail-*, , 
able free to all present and future students upon entering junior ~hi#i 
school class or the equivalent. 2to cover the expenses involved I vould ' 
like to subnit this plan to jay Congressional representatives for recog- , % 
nit ion and support by the Federal Governnent and if not successful, ;then t ^ 
canvass for the needed contributions. 

| \However, ray first consideration is to inforra $ou vhat*is 
^contemplated and if -it is acceptable -to you. I r do not vant to proceed 
i .further without your knowledge and concurrence. 



Again, I vant to express ray sincere appreciation for an 
a&airable presentation of the facts vhich all nature and sane citiz&fir^ 

have welcomed, wanted and need. :•*- '< < ' *l\\* t 1 

HEUtlAEDhBI \ 

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9 Chadwick Road 

White Plains, New York 



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1 have received your letter of April 3 6th and want - 
you to know how much I appreciate your comments concerning 
"Masters of Deceit* " 

Yoar interest in my book is indeed encouraging, 
but I do not believe it would be appropriate for me to suggest 
distribution in the manner you outlined. You may be interested 
in knowing, however, that numerous newspapers did carry it in 
serial form* 

It is important that our citizens, particularly the 
young people who will be our Nation** leaders in the future, 
thoroughly understand the true nature of communism. This belief 
prompted the writing of "Masters of Deceit" and also my new book, 
"A Study of Communism," which traces the history of this evil 
philosophy since its inception and contrasts it with our American 
heritage of freedom. The latter book is designed not only for the 
general reader but also as a textbook for students. Copies should 
be available in your local library. 

It is a pleasure to send you, under separate cover, 
some literature X hope will be of interest. 




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American-Russian Association 
of Aged People, fie. 

This circular points out the sorrowful fact that each year 
brings an Increase in the number of aged peqie who are in need of material 
and moral support. As a goal of this organization, they have proposed a 
home for the aged wherein members will be able to receive room and board 
for the remainder of their life. In order to implement this program, they 
have proposed several methods to earn money and to develope interest * 
including cooperation with fellow organizations: do translations of records 
and letters, prepare English language works and special examinations, make 
contacts with state and federal agencies to receive medical assistance, organize 
lectures, reports and information on interesting topics and form and in- 
formation .center including, a library, reading room, TV an<LradiOrroom. 
The staff appeals to the members to support their activities by forwarding 
$3 a year dues along with an initial $1. Their office is open ojf Wednesdays 
and Thursdays from 11:00am toVi2:00 noon. 



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Honorable J.Edgar Hoover, 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 

Washington, D. C. 

Sir: 




I am taking the liberty of burdening you with this 
letter sinserely hoping that you will find it deserving 
your attention. Jfy other intention is to express our hear- 
tiest and warmest gratitude for the noble feelings reflected 
in your fine bookf*The Masters of Deceit",# GC-39#Pocket 

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Books, Inc. ). You showed in your precious work the complete 
understanding ,so extremely rare in this country, of the 
tragic difference between the once great Russia and the bunch 

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of dishonest usurpers of it, torturing the Russian people. 
Such an understanding, so rarely observed in this country, is 
the best security from communistic America. 

Our organization, of which I am proud to be a president, 
consisits, mostly, of aged people born in Russia, wholived there 
in conditions of normal life, were building their careers, 
were having their hopes, enjoyed their families.... Vow they 
are "the Last Mohicans", becoming extinct. But before we expi- 
re we are anxious to do as much, as we could to dissim£ 
the ideas, so clearly formulated in your fine work/ \ 

With this in my mind, I would like very much '^Tik^yott 
permission^© .translate some excerpts from yourJTine book f%\ 
(subject to your personal; approval, of course)' and 'when/if **^ 

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bution among our members and their friends. 

Our organization came to official existence under the 
charter of N.Y.State just a few months ago; our membership is 
only 18 members (at )\00g> year )♦ 

In closing* may I again thank you from the bottom of our 
hearts for your immense moral support to our common goal- ' 
the preservation of our Country from endangering bolshevism? 
As I stated before, we, "The Last Mohicans'* are on our 'Vay 
West;Our younger generation, wilth the rarest exceptions, haye 
their minds so hopelessly corrupted by many years of poiso- 
nous bolshevik propaganda, that we can not expect them to 
continue J>r work.The only hope left to us is the hope to have 
more genuine patriots like you, Sir, and to see that ALL Ameri- 
ca understands the dreadfull perspectives of the future, which 
they can not even imagine, ' 

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It is my firm belief that you will, Sir, excuse me for 
such a tedious letter and comprehend the sincerity of it# 
Thanking you very much, 



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Mr* JBoover received your tetter of September 9th, 
with enclosure, and asked me to thank you lor your kind remarks 
about his book, "Masters of Deeeity and his administration of the 
JFBI. He also requested me to Inform you he would prefer that you 
not reproduce his book in the manner you indicated* 

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■(B) "THE FBI STORY" — "The FBI Story," written by Pulitzer Prize- 
winning author Don Whitehead and published by Random House In 
1956> has been revised, brought up to date and republished as a 
book for young people. The new edition, one of the Landmark Giant 
Series of .Random House, is illustrated with many photographs and 
is most attractive in appearance. 

While the new edition will "retail for $3-95, through the 
FBI Recreation Association it will be possible for Bureau employees 
•to obtain It for $2.95. Each office should determine the number 
of copies of the ,book desired and submit orders to the Bureau by 
routing slip marked "Attention: Crime ^Research Section." One 
check covering the entire order and made payable to the FBI 
Recreation Association should accompany each office's request. 

Copies of "Masters of Deceit," ! !A Study of Communism" 
and the original version of "The -.FBI Story" will,, of course, still 
be available at the usual -discount prices. 



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SAC Letter 63-51 <B) set, out that "The FBI 
Story" by DOH WHITEHEAD has been revised, brought up to 
date, and republished as a book for young people. It is 
illustrated with many photographs, and is rpost attractive 
in appearance. This would be a gf>od Christinas present 
and is available to Bureau employ qes at the reduced 
amount of $2.95. Copies of "Mastgra of Deceit" and 
"A Study of Coranunisn" and the orisin/al version of "xne 
FBI Story" will, of course, be avajL^aJiIe at the Usual 
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"Masters of Deceit" and 
"A Study of Communism" 

Copies of captioned books are available for 
Bureau employees at reduced prices. ^Request s for* nur- 

chases .of these books should be made through l 

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been received, and I want to thank you for your Interest in my 
book, "Masters of Deceit *' 

^__*. , » was thoughtful of you to bring this data to our 

*u*nuoii, ana you may he assured your willingness to be of 
assistance is indeed appreciated. 

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